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387. When two clauses introduced by μέν and δέ depend upon a single εἰ which precedes them both, οὐ is used even more frequently than μή; as such clauses have their own construction independently of the εἰ, which merely introduces each of them as a whole, not affecting the construction of particular words. E.g. Δεινὸν ἂν εἴη, εἰ οἱ μὲν ἐκείνων ξύμμαχοι ἐπὶ δουλείᾳ τῇ αὑτῶν φέροντες οὐκ ἀπεροῦσιν, ἡμεῖς δ᾽ ἐπὶ τῷ αὐτοὶ σῴζεσθαι οὐκ ἄρα δαπανήσομεν, it would be a hard thing, if (it is a fact that) their allies will not refuse, etc. while we will not contribute. THUC. i. 121. Εἶτ᾽ οὐκ αἰσχρὸν, εἰ τὸ μὲν Ἀργείων πλῆθος οὐκ ἐφοβήθη τὴν Λακεδαιμονίων ἀρχὴν ὑμεῖς δὲ βάρβαρον φοβήσεσθε; is it not then disgraceful, if (it is true that), while the Argive people did not fear, you are going to be afraid, etc. DEM. xv. 23.See also PLAT. Phaed. 97 A; LYS. xxx. 32; ISAE. vi. 2; DEM. xxxviii. 18; AESCHIN. iii. 242.

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