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Infinitive: goal as satellite
ἥκει καιρὸς ἐκκαλύπτειν τὰ κρυπτά
‘The moment has come to reveal the secrets.’ (Longus 4.18)
The infinitive signals a goal as a satellite with verbs of motion, striving, giving and receiving.
This infinitive is usually active or middle, even when one would expect a passive infinitive.
This construction shows that the infinitive both formally and functionally continues a dative noun (in this case, expressing goal).
The infinitive of goal occurs as early as Homer, but becomes very common in the classical period.
τούτων δὲ πορευομένων ἤρξατο ὁ Ἰησοῦς λέγειν τοῖς ὄχλοις περὶ Ἰωάννου· τί ἐξήλθατε εἰς τὴν ἔρημον θεάσασθαι; κάλαμον ὑπὸ ἀνέμου σαλευόμενον;
ἀλλὰ τί ἐξήλθατε ἰδεῖν; ἄνθρωπον ἐν μαλακοῖς ἠμφιεσμένον;
As they [= the followers of John the Baptist] were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A blade of grass blown about by the wind? No, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes?
καὶ παίζειν ὅτε καιρός, ἐπαίξαμεν
And when it was time to play, we played.
εἴθ᾽ ὑμὶν ἀμφοῖν νοῦς γένοιτο σωφρονεῖν
If only both of you had the good sense to be wise.