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[*] 717. A cause may be expressed by a potential indicative or optative with ἄν. Δέομαι οὖν σου παραμεῖναι ἡμῖν: ὡς ἐγὼ οὐδ᾽ ἂν ἑνὸς ἥδιον ἀκούσαιμι ἢ σοῦ, “I beg you then to remain with us; as there is not one whom I should hear more gladly than you.” PLAT. Prot. 335D. Νῦν δὲ, ἐπειδὴ οὐκ ἐθέλεις καὶ ἐμοί τις ἀσχολία ἐστὶ καὶ οὐκ ἂν οἷός τ᾽ εἴην σοι παραμεῖναι ἀποτείνοντι μακροὺς λόγους, ἐλθεῖν γάρ ποί με δεῖ, εἶμι: ἐπεὶ καὶ ταῦτ᾽ ἂν ἴσως οὐκ ἀηδῶς σου ἤκουον (for ἐπεί see 719, 2). Ib. 335C. Ὅτι τῶν ἀδικημάτων ἂν ἐμέμνητο τῶν αὑτοῦ, εἴ τι περὶ ἐμοῦ γ᾽ ἔγραφεν. DEM. xviii. 79; so xviii. 49.
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