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692. In a few cases, a relative or particle which had ἄν with the subjunctive in the direct form irregularly retains ἄν in indirect discourse after a past tense, although the verb has been changed to the optative. This must not be confounded with ἄν belonging to a potential optative (506; 557). E.g. Οὐκ ἔσθ᾽ ὅστις οὐχ ἡγεῖτο τῶν εἰδότων δίκην με λήψεσθαι παρ᾽ αὐτῶν, ἐπειδὰν τάχιστα ἀνὴρ εἶναι δοκιμασθείην (so the Mss.). DEM. xxx. 6. (The direct discourse was ἐπειδὰν δοκιμασθῇ, and the regular indirect form would be ἐπειδὴ δοκιμασθείην or ἐπειδὰν δοκιμασθῶ.) (See also 702.)

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