Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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The future participle marks an action as in prospect at the time denoted by the leading verb. Since it expresses an idea of will, it shows that an action is purposed, intended, or expected. With the article it denotes the person or thing likely (or able) to do something ( = μέλλων with inf. cross1959). The nearest approach to mere futurity appears in general only after verbs of knowing and perceiving ( cross2106, cp. cross2112 b).

ὁ δ' ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς λαγὼς ᾤχετο θηρά_σων but her husband had gone to hunt hares X. A. 4.5.24, ὁ ἡγησόμενος οὐδεὶς ἔσται there will be no one to guide us 2. 4. 5, πολλὰ . . . δεῖ τὸν εὖ στρατηγήσοντα ( = τὸν μέλλοντα εὖ στρατηγήσειν) ἔχειν he who

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intends to be a good general must have many qualifications X. M. 3.1.6, θανουμένη γὰρ ἐξῄδη for I knew that I should (or must) die S. Ant. 460 (cp. cross2106).

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