The present tense can be used instead of the aorist; and that on the principle of representation.
Wherever there is the perfect, the aorist is wanting, and vice vers.
Expressed, in English, by the prterite, in Greek by the aorist.
The English prterite is the equivalent, not to the Greek perfect but the Greek aorist.
The time-forms of the verb are three, the present, the aorist, and the future.
The distinctive forms are the present, the perfect, and the aorist.
Hence the idea of habit may arise out of the idea of either present time or aorist time.
What if the future be derived from the aorist, instead of the aorist from the future?
Take your stand (note the aorist tense) in the face of the devil, the great hinderer and slanderer.
In the following, an aorist is followed not by an optative, but by a subjunctive.