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571. A final force is seen in a few Homeric temporal clauses with ὅτε (ὅτ᾽ ἄν, ὅτε κε) or ὁπότε with the subjunctive, which are chiefly expressions of emphatic prediction:—

Ἔσσεται ἦμαρ ὅτ᾽ ἄν ποτ᾽ ὀλώλῃ Ἴλιος ἱρὴ, Ζεὺς δέ σφιν αὐτὸς ἐπισσείῃσιν ἐρεμνὴν αἰγίδα πᾶσιν, a day shall come when sacred Ilios shall fall (i.e. a day for the fall of Ilios) and when Zeus shall shake his terrible aegis before them all. Il. iv. 164; so vi. 448. See Il. viii. 373, Il. xxi. 111.See Monro, Gr. Hom. p. 209.

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