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2264. (II) After a comparative with than.

““ᾔσθοντο αὐτὸν ἐλά_ττω ἔχοντα δύναμιν ὥστε τοὺς φίλους ὠφελεῖνthey perceived that he possessed too little power to benefit his friendsX. H. 4.8.23, ““οἱ ἀκοντισταὶ βραχύτερα ἠκόντιζον ὡς ἐξικνεῖσθαι τῶν σφενδονητ ῶνthe javelin throwers hurled their javelins too short a distance to reach the slingersX. A. 3.3.7. After a comparative, ὡς is as common as ὥστε.

a. ὥστε may here be omitted: ““κρείσσον᾽ φέρειν κακάevils too great to be enduredE. Hec. 1107.

b. On positive adjectives with a comparative force, see 1063.

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 3.2.4
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