A School Grammar of Attic Greek

Thomas Dwight Goodell

SIMPLE SENTENCES/ Indicative Sentences

463. Greek often prefers the aorist, stating something merely as a past occurrence, where English uses the pluperfect or the perfect:

Καὶ στρατηγὸν δὲ αὐτὸν ἀπέδειξε.
He (had) appointed him general also.
Xen. Anabasis 1.1.2

 

πολλάκις ἐθαύμασα.
I have often wondered.
Xen. Memorabilia 1.1.1

 

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