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543. In Homer similes and comparisons may be expressed by the subjunctive with ὡς ὅτε (rarely ὡς ὁπότε), as when, sometimes by ὡς or ὥς τε, as. Except in a few cases of ὡς ὅτ᾽ ἄν, neither ἄν nor κέ is found in these expressions.

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