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504.b) An unreal condition in the indicative followed by a potential optative seldom occurs and is not a strictly logical combination. E.g. Εἰ τοῦτ᾽ ἐπεχείρουν λέγειν, οὐκ ἔσθ᾽ ὅστις οὐκ ἂν εἰκότως ἐπιτιμήσειέ μοι, if I were undertaking to say this, (the result would be that) every one would censure me with reason. DEM. xviii. 206. (Here many Mss. and Dion. Hal.p. 1054 read ἐπετίμησε, the ordinary form in such an apodosis.) See [LYS. ] xv. 8.

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