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202. The optative with ἄν forms the apodosis of the less vivid future condition (like the English form with would or should), or has a potential sense. E.g. Εἰ τοῦτο ποιήσειεν, ἄθλιος ἂν εἴη, if he should do this, he would be wretched. Ἡδέως ἂν ἐροίμην αὐτόν, I should like to ask him. (See 233 and 455.)

For construction of ἄν or κέ with εἰ or the final particles and the optative, see 460; and 329, 330, 349, 350, 351.

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