Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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1915

Future for Present.—The future may be used instead of the present of that which is possible at the moment of speaking: εὑρήσομεν τοὺς φιλοτί_μους τῶν ἀνδρῶν . . . ἀντὶ τοῦ ζῆν ἀποθνῄσκειν εὐκλεῶς αἱρουμένους we shall find that ambitious men choose a glorious death in preference to life I. 9.3.

a. The future may denote present intention: αἶρε πλῆκτρον, εἰ μαχεῖ raise your spur if you mean to fight Ar. Av. 759 (in this use μέλλω is more common ( cross1959)). So in the tragic τί λέξεις; what do you mean? E. Med. 1310.

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