The following statement presents the chief differences between imperfect and aorist as narrative tenses.
|circumstances, details, course of||mere fact of occurrence, general state-|
|progress, enduring condition, con-||consummation (culmination, final is-|
|tinued activity||sue, summary process)|
|general description||isolated points, characteristic examples|
|actions subordinate to the main||main actions, without reference to|
Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].