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480. A verbal noun may take the place of an apodosis. E.g. Ὡς ὄντ᾽ ἀναστητῆρα Καδμείων χθονὸς εἰ μὴ θεῶν τις ἐμποδὼν ἔστη δορί, as one who would have laid waste (= ἀνέστησεν ἄν) the Cadmeans' land, if some one of the Gods had not stood in the way of his spear. Sept. 1015.

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