There is clear information about consecutive or "result" clauses at Thrasymachus page 267. It is important to understand the difference between the "actual" result and the "possible" or "natural" result clauses because each expresses a different idea in Greek which we do not always express clearly in English.
As you would expect, a result that actually happens is expressed by a verb in the indicative mood, while a result that might happen is expressed with the infinitive. The subject of this infinitive will be in the accusative case if it is not the same subject as that of the main verb.
Notice that clauses expressing the result of some action usually begin with w#ste. They may also be introduced by a form of o#soj -h -on.
A. Reread Chapter XVII carefully, noting each example of a sentence that contains a consecutive (result) clause. Identify the mood of the verb in the consecutive clause to determine whether it expresses and actual or a possible result.
B. Using the examples on page 267 to guide you, decide on a translation that expresses the idea of each of these sentences clearly.
INFORMATION ON A CHARACTER IN CHAPTER XVII
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