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589.Ὥς τε, in Homer.) The only two Homeric examples of ὥστε (ὥς τε) with the infinitive are Il. ix. 42, εἰ δὲ σοὶ αὐτῷ θυμὸς ἐπέσσυται ὥς τε νέεσθαι, ἔρχεο, but if your own mind is eagerly set upon returning, go; and Od. xvii. 20, οὐ γὰρ ἐπὶ σταθμοῖσι μένειν ἔτι τηλίκος εἰμὶ, ὥς τ᾽ ἐπιτειλαμένῳ σημάντορι πάντα πιθέσθαι, for I am no longer of a fit age to abide at the sheepfolds, (and there) to obey in everything a master's command (this comes under 587, Od. 2, above). These cases seem to show that the usage was already established; although Lehrs (de Aristarchi Stud. Hom. p. 157) proposes to expunge ὥς τε in both. Op. 43 we have ῥηιδίως γάρ κεν καὶ ἐπ᾽ ἤματι ἐργάσσαιο, ὥς τέ σε κεἰς (= καὶ εἰς) ἐνιαυτὸν ἔχειν καὶ ἀεργὸν ἐόντα, i.e. so as to have enough for a year, even without working.

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