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30. The future sense of εἶμι and its compounds extends to the optative, infinitive, and participle in indirect discourse, and often to the participle in other uses (especially when it expresses purpose with ὡς). E.g. “Προεῖπον ὅτι, εἰ μὴ παρεσόμεθα συστρατευσόμενοι, ἐκεῖνοι ἐφ᾽ ἡμᾶς ἴοιεν,” “i.e.that they would come against us.” XEN. Hell. v. 2, 13 . See also v. 1, 34, where εἰ μὴ ἀπίοιεν corresponds to εἰ μὴ ἐκπέμψοιεν. As ἴοιμι in this use is equivalent to a future optative, it is naturally rare (128). Ἀπιέναι ἐνόμιζεν ὅταν βούληται, he believed he could depart (ἄπειμι) whenever he pleased. THUC. v. 7. So

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