[b-greek] Re: Non Biblical Proleptic Aorist

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Fri Feb 22 2002 - 19:55:03 EST

At 5:09 PM -0500 2/22/02, Oliver Helix wrote:
>I was hoping some of the more well read people here could point me to some
>non-biblical usage of proleptic greek. Mainly to prove that there really
>is such a thing. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

You might look at Smyth:


1934. Aorist for Future.--The aorist may be substituted for the future
when a future event is vividly represented as having actually occurred:
APWLOMHN AR', EI ME DH LEIYEIS I am undone if thou dost leave me E. Alc.

You might also look at A.T.Robertson (the big volume), pp. 846-7 ("Relation
to the Future,"

Carl W. Conrad
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