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2343. The same period may show different forms of conditional sentences according to the exigency of the thought.

““ταὐτὸ τοίνυν τοῦτ᾽ ἂν ἐποίησε Φίλιππος, εἴ τινα τούτων εἶδε δίκην δόντα, καὶ νῦν, ἂ_ν ἴδῃ, ποιήσειthis very same thing then Philip would have done, if he had seen any one of these men being punished; and will do so now, if he sees itD. 19.138, εἰ οὖν ἐπιθυ_μεῖς εὐδοκιμεῖν . . . , πειρῶ κατεργάσασθαι ὡς μάλιστα τὸ εἰδέναι βούλει πρά_ττειν: ἐὰ_ν γὰρ τούτῳ διενέγκα_ς τῶν ἄλλων ἐπιχειρῇς τὰ τῆς πόλεως πρά_ττειν, οὐκ ἂν θαυμάσαιμι εἰ πάνυ ῥᾳδίως τύχοις ὧν ἐπιθυ_μεῖς if then you desire to enjoy an honourable fame . . . , try to acquire as far as possible the knowledge of what you wish to do; for if, differing in this regard from other men, you attempt to deal with affairs of state, I should not be surprised if you were to attain the object of your ambition with great ease X. M. 3.6.18.

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