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[*] 368. The particles ἄν and κέ are never used with μή and the subjunctive. But a potential optative with ἄν can follow μή after a verb expressing fear or anxiety, after both primary and secondary tenses (168). E.g. Δέδοικα γὰρ μὴ πρῲ λέγοις ἂν τὸν πόθον τὸν ἐξ ἐμοῦ, “I fear that you might perhaps tell.” SOPH. Tr. 631. Οὔτε προσδοκία οὐδεμία (ἦν) μὴ ἄν ποτε οἱ πολέμιοι ἐπιπλεύσειαν. THUC. ii. 93. Ἐκεῖνο ἐννοῶ μὴ λίαν ἂν ταχὺ σωφρονισθείην, lest (in that case) I should be very soon brought to my senses. XEN. An. vi. 1, 28. “Δεδιότες μὴ καταλυθείη ἂν ὁ δῆμος” LYS. xiii. 51.
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