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453. The simple εἰ (without κέ or ἄν) is sometimes used with the subjunctive in future conditions in Homer, apparently in the same sense as εἴ κε or ἤν. E.g. Εἴ περ γάρ σε κατακτάνῃ, οὔ σ᾽ ἔτ᾽ ἐγώ γε κλαύσομαι. Il. xxii. 86. Εἰ δ᾽ αὖ τις ῥαίῃσι θεῶν ἐνὶ οἴνοπι πόντῳ, τλήσομαι ἐν στήθεσσιν ἔχων ταλαπενθέα θυμόν. Od. v. 221.So Il. i. 341, Il. v. 258, Il. xii. 223, Il. 245; Od. i. 204, Od. i. 188, Od. xii. 348.Only these nine cases occur, and the more common use of the simple εἰ with the subjunctive in Homer is in general suppositions (see 468).

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