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[*] 544. With ὡς ὅτε or ὡς ὁπότε the subjunctive clearly expresses a general condition, and the meaning is as happens when, etc. E.g. Ὡς δ᾽ ὅτε κινήσῃ Ζέφυρος βαθὺ λήιον ἐλθὼν, λάβρος ἐπαιγίζων, ἐπί τ᾽ ἠμύει ἀσταχύεσσιν, ὣς τῶν πᾶσ᾽ ἀγορὴ κινήθη, and as (happens) when the west wind comes and moves a deep grain field, and it bows with its ears, so was their whole assembly moved. Il. ii. 147. Ὡς δ᾽ ὅτ᾽ ὀπωρινὸς Βορέης φορέῃσιν ἀκάνθας ἂμ πεδίον, πυκιναὶ δὲ πρὸς ἀλλήλῃσιν ἔχονται, ὣς τὴν ἂμ πέλαγος ἄνεμοι φέρον ἔνθα καὶ ἔνθα. Od. v. 328. See Il. v. 597, Il. vi. 506, Il. viii. 338; Od. ix. 391, Od. xix. 518; for ὡς ὁπότε, Od. iv. 335, Od. xvii. 126. Ὡς δ᾽ ὅτ᾽ ἂν ἀστράπτῃ πόσις Ἥρης ἠυκόμοιο, ὣς πυκίν᾽ ἐν στήθεσσιν ἀνεστενάχιζ̓ Ἀγαμέμνων. Il. x. 5.So Il. xi. 269, Il. xv. 170; Od. v. 394, Od. xxii. 468.
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