Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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ἔμελλον is used of past intention in ἔμελλε καταλύ_ειν he was about to stop for the night X. A. 1.8.1, τοὺς ἔσπλους κλῄσειν ἔμελλον they intended to close the entrances T. 4.8. ἔμελλον with the infinitive denoting an unfulfilled past intention is a periphrasis for an aorist indicative with ἄν. Thus, οὐ συστρατεύειν ἔμελλον they would not have joined forces D. 19.159 (= οὐκ ἂν συνεστράτευσαν). Cp. recturus eram, etc.

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