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1 Mr. Monro ( Gr. Hom. p. 236) doubts this statement, and refers to Hom. Od. iv. 178, καί κε θάμ᾽ ἐνθάδ᾽ ἐόντες ἐμισγόμεθ̓, οὐδέ κεν ἡμέας ἀλλὸ διέκρινεν, as a case in which “the imperfect ἐμισγόμεθα takes in the present time, we should (from that time till now) have been meeting.” It seems to me that, according to the Homeric usage, we can find no more in θάμα ἐμισγόμεθά κε than we should have had frequent meetings, and the rest comes from the context. In any case, this use is far removed from the Attic ἐπορευόμεθα ἂν ἐπὶ βασιλέα, we should (now) be on our way to the King (410). A nearer approach to the later use perhaps appears in Hom. Il. xxiv. 220, εἰ μὲν γάρ τις μ᾽ ἄλλος ἐκελευεν, if any other (had?) commanded me. But see Hom. Il. ii. 80.

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