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[*] 457. a)/n with other moods. The imperative with “ἄν” does not occur. When “ἄν” is used with an infinitive, or participle, the clause must be resolved by an indicative or an optative, according to the context. “οἴει σὺ κάλλιον ἂν Γοργίου ἀποκρίνασθαι” (= “κἀλλιον ἂν ἀποκρίναιο”); PLATO, Gorg. 448A. “οἴει γὰρ οἰκεῖσθ᾽ ἂν ἔτι τήνδε τὴν πόλιν” (= “ᾠκεῖτ᾽ ἂν ἔτι ἥδε ἡ πόλις”), | “εἰ μὴ φανερῶς ἡμῶν ὑπερεῖχε τὴν χύτραν”; AR. Eq. 1175-6. “ὁρῶ . . . τόπον” (subject) . . . “πολλῶν μὲν ἐπαίνων καὶ καλῶν πράξεων γέμοντα, ποθοῦντα δὲ τὸν ἀξίως ἂν δυνηθἐντα” (= “ὅστις ἂν δυνηθεἰη”) “διαλεχθῆναι περὶ αὐτῶν”, Isoc.5.109. Further examples of “ἄν” with the Infinitive will be found under Object Sentences with the Accusative and Infinitive, and additional examples of “ἄν” with the Participle will be given under The Abridged Sentence.
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