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330. Contemporaneous action.

The present participle is generally used of contemporaneous action, either total or partial.

ἐμὲ . . . λέγεις τὸν νεώτατον λέγων,PLATO, Parmen. 137C ; You mean me when you speak of the youngest.δουλεύουσί γε μαστιγούμενοι καὶ σφαττόμενοι,DEM.9.66 ; They lead the lives of slaves, being scourged and butchered.λόγους προσφέρων ἀπώλεσεν αὐτήν,LYS. 1.8 ; (By) making proposals he ruined her.

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