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455. 2. “ἄν”:

HOM. Od. 4.240 (= 11.328. 517. Il. 2.488): “οὐκ ἂν ἐγὼ μυθήσομαι οὐδ᾽ ὀνομήνω”. 6.221: “ἄντην δ᾽ οὐκ ἂν ἐγώ γε λοέσσομαι” (may be future).

Il. 1.205: “ᾗς ὑπεροπλίῃσι τάχ᾽ ἄν ποτε θυμὸν ὀλέσσῃ”. 3.54: “οὐκ ἄν τοι χραίσμῃ κίθαρις”. 11.387: “οὐκ ἄν τοι χραίσμῃσι βιός”. 22.505: “νῦν δ᾽ ἂν πολλὰ πάθῃσι φίλου ἀπὸ πατρὸς ἁμαρτών”.

The aorist is the tense used in all the above examples, and all except two are negative.

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