ἀρχήν, adv., ‘to begin with,’ ‘at all,’—in negative sentences; often placed, as here, before the negative word; El. 439 “ἀρχὴν δ᾽ ἂν...οὐκ ἂν...ἐπέστεφε”: Ph. 1239“ἀρχὴν κλύειν ἂν οὐδ᾽ ἅπαξ ἐβουλόμην”: Her. 3.39 “ἔφη χαριεῖσθαι μᾶλλον ἀποδιδοὺς τὰ ἔλαβε ἢ ἀρχὴν μηδὲ λαβών”. In affirmative sentences the art. is usually added: Andoc. or. 3 § 20 “ἐξῆν γὰρ αὐτοῖς καὶ τὴν ἀρχὴν ἐῶσιν Ὀρχομενίους αὐτονόμους εἰρήνην ἄγειν”: so Isocr. or. 15 § 272.
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.