Syntax of the Moods and Tenses of the Greek Verb

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Ginn and Heath, 1875 - Greek language - 264 pages
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Page 87 - In conditional sentences the clause containing the condition is called the protasis, and that containing the conclusion is called the apodosis. The protasis is introduced by some form of el, if.
Page v - I am not ashamed to admit that I cannot propose a definition comprehensive enough to include all the examples in 1, 2, or 3, which shall still be limited enough to be called a definition.
Page i - Latin syntax is as well understood and clearly defined as the rules for addition and multiplication in Arithmetic, has not yet begun to learn. It is no disparagement of even the highest scholars, therefore, to say that they have left much of the most important work to be done by their successors.
Page 45 - ... occurrences. The prevailing view is, if we except certain monographs upon the subject, best set forth by Goodwin in his Moods and Tenses, 155, 156, 157, and I accordingly make the presentation there given the basis of my remarks. Goodwin explains this use of the aorist by saying that it gives "a more vivid statement of general truths by employing a distinct case or several distinct cases in the past to represent (as it were) all possible cases, and implying that what has occurred is likely...
Page 129 - It certainly is not future ; but it seems to me impossible to conceive of it as past, or even as strictly present. It rather refers indefinitely to any one of a series or class of acts; and the Greek is perhaps the only language which ever undertook systematically to distinguish this indefinite "general" supposition by construction from the simple present supposition.
Page 43 - Tenses, 1890, the future perfect "denotes that an action will be already finished at some future time...
Page 71 - the subjunctive mood indicates the immediate and the optative the remote consequence of the action contained in the principal verb, the second being a consequence upon the first") adopted also by Donaldson, New Cratylus, p.
Page 24 - The aorist of verbs which denote a state or condition generally expresses the entrance into that state or condition ; as тгАоигс'си, to be rich ; lir\ovTovv, I was rich ; firXovrrjara, I became rich.
Page 54 - In one use, it denotes that the action of the verb to which it is joined is dependent upon some condition, expressed or implied.
Page 224 - The genitive absolute is regularly used only when a new subject is introduced into the sentence ( 110, 1), and not when the Participle can be joined with any substantive already belonging to the construction. Yet this rule is sometimes violated, in order to give greater prominence to a participial clause.

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