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642. After Homer and Hesiod πρίν ἄν is established as the regular form with the subjunctive. E.g. Μή ποτ᾽ ἐπαινήσῃς πρὶν ἂν εἰδῇς ἄνδρα σαφηνέως. THEOG. 963 (the earliest case of πρὶν ἄν). “Οὐδὲ λήξει πρὶν ἂν κορέσῃ κέαρ ἕλῃ τις ἀρχάνAESCH. Prom. 165 . “Οὐ γάρ ποτ᾽ ἔξει πρὶν ἂν κείνας ἐναργεῖς δεῦρό μοι στήσῃς ἄγων,” “you shall not depart until you bring those girls and place them before my eyes.” SOPH. O.C. 909 . Οὐ μὴ ναῦς ἀφορμίσῃ χθονὸς, πρὶν ἂν κόρην σὴν Ἰφιγένειαν Ἄρτεμις λάβῃ σφαγεῖσαν. EUR. I. T. 19.Μὴ προκαταγίγνωσκ᾽, πάτερ, πρὶν ἄν γ᾽ ἀκούσῃς ἀμφοτέρωνAR. Vesp. 919. Οὔ κώ σε ἐγὼ λέγω (εὐδαίμονα), πρὶν ἂν τελευτήσαντα καλῶς τὸν αἰῶνα πύθωμαι, “until I shall hear that you have ended your life happily.” HDT. i. 32. Οὐ χρή μ᾽ ἐνθένδε ἀπελθεῖν, πρὶν ἂν δῶ δίκην. XEN. An. v. 7, 5. Οὐκ οἷόν τε ὑμᾶς πρότερον εἰδέναι, πρὶν ἂν καὶ ἐμοῦ ἀκούσητε ἀπολογουμένου. AND. i. 7. Τοὺς δ᾽ οὐ πρότερον παύσονται πρὶν ἂν οὕτως ὥσπερ ἡμᾶς διαθῶσιν. ISOC. xiv. 18.Μήπω γε, πρὶν ἂν τὸ καῦμα παρέλθῃ,” “not yet, — until the heat of the day is past.” PLAT. Phaedr. 242A.

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