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[*] 440. a)/n with the Perfect Optative: XEN. Conv. 3.6: “λέληθέ σε . . . ; . . . πῶς ἂν . . . λελήθοι” (“με”); Has it escaped your observation? How can it have escaped my observation (306)? AR. Lys. 252-3: “ἄλλως γὰρ ἂν ἄμαχοι γυναῖκες καὶ μιαραὶ κεκλῄμεθ᾽ ῟ πρεσεντ̓ ἄν” . For examples of the Periphrastic Perfect Optative with “ἄν”, see 288, to which add the following examples: PLATO , Phaedo 76 E: “εἰ δὲ μὴ ἔστι ταῦτα, ἄλλως ἂν ὁ λόγος οὗτος εἰρημένος εἴη”. Politic. 264 C: “ἐν μὲν γὰρ κρήναις τάχ᾽ ἂν ἴσως εἴης ᾐσθημένος” (the reply is: “τεθέαμαι”). PLAT. Soph. 261C: “νῦν δ᾽ ἐπεὶ . . . τοῦτο ὃ λέγεις διαπεπέρανται, τὸ . . . μέγιστον ἡμῖν τεῖχος ἡρῃμένον ἂν εἴη”, We may look upon the strongest redoubt as having been taken.
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