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403. The imperative, the subjunctive in exhortations or prohibitions, the optative in wishes, the potential optative or indicative with ἄν, or the infinitive may stand in the apodosis. E.g. Ἀλλ᾽ εἰ δοκεῖ σοι, στεῖχε, if thou art resolved, go. SOPH. Ant. 98. (Here ἐὰν δοκῇ would refer to the future, while εἰ δοκεῖ is strictly present in its time. Cf. Ant. 76.Ἀλλ᾽ εἰ δοκεῖ, πλέωμεν, ὁρμάσθω ταχύς. Ph. 526. Εἰ μὲν ἴστε με τοιοῦτον, . . . μηδὲ φωνὴν ἀνάσχησθε. DEM. xviii. 10.Ἀλλ᾽ εἴ που πτωχῶν γε θεοὶ καὶ ἐρινύες εἰσὶν, Ἀντίνοον πρὸ γάμοιο τέλος θανάτοιο κιχείηHom. Od. xvii. 475. Ἀλλ᾽ εἰ δοκεῖ σοι ταῦθ᾽, ὑπαί τις ἀρβύλας λύοι τάχος, but if this pleases you, let some one quickly loose my shoes. AESCH. Ag. 944. Κάκιστ᾽ ἀπολοίμην, Ξανθίαν εἰ μὴ φιλῶ. AR. Ran. 579. Πολλὴ γὰρ ἂν εὐδαιμονία εἴη περὶ τοὺς νέους, εἰ εἷς μὲν μόνος αὐτοὺς διαφθείρει οἱ δ᾽ ἄλλοι ὠφελοῦσιν. PLAT. Ap. 25B. See also Il. vi. 128, εἰ . . . εἰλήλουθας, οὐκ ἂν . . . μαχοίμην. Τὸν Ὑπερείδην, εἴπερ ἀληθῆ μου νῦν κατηγορεῖ, μᾶλλον ἂν εἰκότως τόνδ᾽ ἐδίωκεν, if he is now bringing true charges against me, he would have prosecuted Hypereides with much more reason than he does this man. DEM. xviii. 223. (See 479, DEM. 2; 503.)

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