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656. Πάρος, before, which is originally an adverb like πρίν, is used in Homer with the infinitive, but never with the other moods. E.g. Τέκνα ἀγρόται ἐξείλοντο πάρος πετεηνὰ γενέσθαι. Od. xvi. 218. Ἔνθα με κῦμ᾽ ἀπόερσε, πάρος τάδε ἔργα γενέσθαι. Il. vi. 348. Οὐδέ οἱ ὕπνος πῖπτεν ἐπὶ βλεφάροισι πάρος καταλέξαι ἅπαντα. Od. xxiii. 309.

Πάρος with the infinitive occurs twelve times in Homer, always after affirmative sentences (except in Od. xxiii. 309).

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