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[*] 581. In the last examples with μή, the causal and the conditional forces are united, but in English we can express only one of them. Thus ᾧ μήτε θεοὶ πατρῷοί εἰσι, besides its causal force, implies a condition; so that we might translate equally well if (as it appears) you have no ancestral Gods, you are wretched. The same combination of cause and condition is seen in the Latin siquidem.
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