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[*] 602. As ὥστε in this construction has no effect upon the mood of its verb, it may have any construction that would be allowed in an independent sentence. It may thus take a potential optative or indicative with ἄν, a prohibitory subjunctive, an imperative, or an interrogative. E.g. “Ὥστ᾽ οὐκ ἂν αὐτὸν γνωρίσαιμ᾽ ἂν εἰσιδών.” EUR. Or. 379. “Παθὼν μὲν ἀντέδρων, ὥστ᾽, εἰ φρονῶν ἔπρασσον, οὐδ᾽ ἂν ὧδ᾽ ἐγιγνόμην κακός.” SOPH. O.C. 271. “Ὥστ᾽, εἰ μακρὰ ἡ περίοδος, μὴ θαυμάσῃς.” PLAT. Phaedr. 274A. “Θνητὸς δ᾽ Ὀρέστης: ὥστε μὴ λίαν στένε.” SOPH. El. 1172. “Ὥστε πόθεν ἴσασιν;” “ so how do they know?” DEM. xxix. 47. So οὐ μή and the subjunctive (296); “οὕτως ἐπιτεθύμηκα ἀκοῦσαι, ὥστε . . . οὐ μή σου ἀπολειφθῶ,” PLAT. Phaedr. 227D (see 296, above).
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