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[*] 405. Additional remarks on the use of the present and aorist tenses. As a descriptive adverb is. often associated with the imperfect indicative, so a descriptive adverb is often associated with a present imperative. So also adverbs denoting speed. AR. Eq. 495: “σπεῦδε ταχέως”. Ibid. Vesp. 180: “βάδιζε θᾶττον”. 187: “ὕφελκε θᾶττον”. The present imperative often produces the effect of an action that is watched. See the cooking scene in the Acharnians cited 403, and Pax, 842: “ἀλλ᾽ εἴσαγ̓ ὡς τάχιστα” followed by “κατάκλυζε . . . θέρμαιν”（“ε”) . . . “στόρνυ”. So also 960 sqq.: “σείου . . . πρότεινε . . . χερνίπτου . . . ῥῖπτε”, whereas in a prayer, Ibid. 987-98: “ἀπόφηνον . . . λῦσον . . . παῦσον . . . μῖξον . . . κέρασον”.1
1 See Justin Martyr, Apol. I, 16.6.
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