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471. In the Attic poets we find a few cases of the simple εἰ in general conditions. E.g. Ἀλλ᾽ ἄνδρα, κεἴ τις σοφὸς, τὸ μανθάνειν πόλλ᾽ αἰσχρὸν οὐδὲν καὶ τὸ μὴ τείνειν ἄγαν. SOPH. Ant. 710. So SOPH. Aj. 521; O. T. 198, SOPH. Aj. 874; O. C. 509; AESCH. Supp. 91, AESCH. Eum. 234.

For the simple εἰ in future conditions, see 453; 454. For the probable relation of εἰ to εἴ κε, ἤν, ἐάν, etc., see 401.

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