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The dependent potential optative with “κε” (ἄν) may be introduced by εἰ, ‘if’; but the Attic construction—without “ἄν”—is common. E. g. A 60,εἴ κεν θανατόν γε φύ>γοιμεν”, ‘if we should possibly escape death,’ equivalent to Attic “εἰ ρύγοιμεν”, protasis of the less vivid future condition.

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