How does aspect work in Greek?

Aspect in Greek refers to whether the action is continuous or completed. For example, the aorist 'ἐλυσα' I loosened, suggests that I have loosened it once and the action has been completed. Compare this to the imperfect 'ἐλυον' I was loosening suggests that it is a continuous action - I was at that time still loosening or were in the process of loosening.

Kim N. GCSE Classical Greek tutor, A Level Classical Greek tutor, GCS...

8 months ago

Answered by Kim, an A Level Classical Greek tutor with MyTutor

Still stuck? Get one-to-one help from a personally interviewed subject specialist


£20 /hr

Maria P.

Degree: Classics (Masters) - Edinburgh University

Subjects offered:Classical Greek, Latin+ 5 more

Classical Greek
English Literature
English Language

“I provide tons of awesome material for GCSE and A-level preparation to assist those with exams soon and those looking to boost their skills over the summer! ”

James H. A Level Classical Greek tutor, GCSE Classical Greek tutor, I...
£20 /hr

James H.

Degree: Literae Humaniores (Bachelors) - Oxford, Balliol College University

Subjects offered:Classical Greek, Latin

Classical Greek

“About me: I'm a fourth year Classics student at Oxford, and so, now nearing the end of my degree, I've had a chance to read in some detail all the Latin and Greek authors that are studied at school. My personal passion has always bee...”

£20 /hr

Karalyn G.

Degree: Classics (Bachelors) - Exeter University

Subjects offered:Classical Greek, Latin+ 1 more

Classical Greek

“Hi! I am in my first year at the University of Exeter where I study Classics. I am very passionate about languages especially Latin and Classical Greek. I have grown up in Brussels and completed my secondary education in French. While ...”

MyTutor guarantee

About the author

£20 /hr

Kim N.

Degree: Classics (Bachelors) - Durham University

Subjects offered:Classical Greek, Maths+ 1 more

Classical Greek

“ABOUT ME: Hello! I'm Kim and am currently doing Classics at Durham. I was always interested in languages and the culture and history behind it, which means even now I'm trying to learn new languages and their culture! Ancient Greece a...”

You may also like...

Posts by Kim

How does aspect work in Greek?

What is a connecting relative?

Other A Level Classical Greek questions

What is the Second Sophistic?

"Oidipous' tragic flaw is his anger". Do you agree? [20]

Characters and themes in Alcestis play

What is the central moment of Aeschylus' Agamemnon?

View A Level Classical Greek tutors

We use cookies to improve your site experience. By continuing to use this website, we'll assume that you're OK with this. Dismiss