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344. In Homer ὅπως takes the future indicative chiefly when it is merely an indirect interrogative, with no reference to purpose, as in Il. ii. 252,οὐδέ τί πω σάφα ἴδμεν ὅπως ἔσται τάδε ἔργα” , we do not yet even know certainly how these things are to be; or in Od. xiii. 376,φράζευ ὅπως μνηστῆρσιν ἀναιδέσι χεῖρας ἐφήσεις” , consider how you will lay hands on the shameless suitors. See Il. ix. 251; Od. xx. 38. In Od. xx. 28 the future indicative is retained after a past tense, there being as yet no future optative (128); ἔνθα καὶ ἔνθα ἐλίσσετο μερμηρίζων ὅππως δὴ μνηστῆρσιν ἀναιδέσι χεῖρας ἐφήσει. Ὅπως may take the future (like other tenses) as a simple relative; as in Il. i. 136, ὅπως ἀντάξιον ἔσται, as shall be an equivalent.

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