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681. An indicative or optative with ἄν retains its mood and tense (with ἄν) unchanged in indirect discourse with ὅτι or ὡς and in indirect questions, after both primary and secondary tenses. E.g. Λέγει ὅτι τοῦτο ἂν ἐγένετο, he says that this would have happened: ἔλεγεν ὅτι τοῦτο ἂν ἐγένετο, he said that this would have happened. Λέγει (or ἔλεγεν) ὅτι οὗτος δικαίως ἂν θάνοι, he says (or said) that this man would justly be put to death.

Θεμιστοκλῆςἀπεκρίνατο, ὅτι οὔτ᾽ ἂν αὐτὸς Σερίφιος ὢν ὀνομαστὸς ἐγένετο οὔτ᾽ ἐκεῖνος Ἀθηναῖος, he replied that he should not have become famous himself if he had been a Seriphian, nor would the other if he had been an Athenian. PLAT. Rep. 330A. Ἐννοεῖτε, ὅτι ἧττον ἂν στάσις εἴη ἑνὸς ἄρχοντος πολλῶν. XEN. An. vi. i. 29. Απεκρίνατο, ὅτι πρόσθεν ἂν ἀποθάνοιεν τὰ ὅπλα παραδοίησαν. Ib. ii. 1, Ib. 10. (The direct discourse was πρόσθεν ἂν ἀποθάνοιμεν.) Οὐκ ἂν ἐλπίσαντας ὡς ἂν ἐπεξέλθοι τις αὐτοῖς ἐς μάχην, “when they would never have expected that any one would come out to fight with them.” THUC. v. 9. Παρελθών τις δειξάτω, ὡς οἱ Θετταλοὶ νῦν οὐκ ἂν ἐλεύθεροι γένοιντο ἄσμενοι. DEM. ii. 8. Οὐδ᾽ εἰδέναι φησὶ τί ἂν ποιῶν ὑμῖν χαρίσαιτο, “he says he does not even know what he could do to gratify you.” Id. xix. 48.Οὐκ ἔχω τίς ἂν γενοίμανAESCH. Prom. 905 ; so 907. “Ἠρώτων εἰ δοῖεν ἂν τούτων τὰ πιστάXEN. An. iv. 8, 7.

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