previous next

522. The particle ἄν (Epic κέ) is regularly joined with all relative words when they are followed by the subjunctive.

With ὅτε, ὁπότε, ἐπεί, and ἐπειδή, ἄν forms ὅταν, ὁπόταν, ἐπάν or ἐπήν (Ionic ἐπεάν), and ἐπειδάν. In Homer, where κέ is generally used for ἄν, we have ὅτε κε, ἐπεί κε, etc. (like εἴ κε), also ὅτ᾽ ἄν, where in Attic we have ὅταν, ὁπόταν, ἐπειδάν. Ἐπήν, however, occurs often, and ἐπεὶ ἄν once, in Homer. Both ἐπήν and ἐπάν are rare in

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: