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441. a)/n with the future optative.

The future optative with “ἄν” is not in use. It could arise only from the future indicative with “ἄν”, and the future indicative with “ἄν” had gone out, if it had ever come in, before the future optative came in. Still it is found in many texts, and is not to be discarded in the later time.1

LYCURG.15(Bekk., Sch.): “εὖ γὰρ ἴστε, Ἀθηναῖοι, ὅτι . . . τούτων πλεῖστον ἀμελεῖν δόξοιτ᾽ ἄν, εἰ τὴν παῤ ὑμῶν οὗτος διαφύγοι τιμωρίαν”.

ISAE. 1.32 (Bekk., Sch.): “καὶ προσηπείλησεν ὅτι δηλώσοι ποτ᾽ ἂν τούτῳ ὡς διάκειται πρὸς αὐτόν”.

LYS. 1.22 (Sch.):εἰδὼς δ᾽ ἐγὼ ὅτι τηνικαῦτα ἀφιγμένος οὐδὲν ἂν καταλήψοιτο οἴκοι τῶν ἐπιτηδείων, ἐκέλευον συνδειπνεῖν” .

PLATO, Legg. 719D-E: “ἐγὼ δέ, εἰ μὲν γυνή μοι διαφέρουσα εἴη πλούτῳ καὶ θάπτειν αὑτὴν διακελεύοιτο ἐν τῷ ποιήματι, τὸν ὑπερβάλλοντα ἂν τάφον ἐπαινοίην, φειδωλὸς δ᾽ αὖ τις καὶ πένης ἀνὴρ τὸν καταδεᾶ, μέτρον δὲ οὐσίας κεκτημένος καὶ μέτριος αὐτὸς ὢν τὸν αὐτὸν ἂν ἐπαινέσοι” (-“αι” Bekk. Schanz).

1 B, L. G. on [JUSTIN MART.], Ep. ad Diogn. 2.4.

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