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2396. When the principal verb is a past indicative with ἄν and denotes non-fulfilment, a temporal clause has, by assimilation of mood, a past tense of the indicative denoting non-fulfilment.

““ὁπηνίκ᾽ ἐφαίνετο ταῦτα πεποιηκὼς . . ., ὡμολογεῖτ᾽ ἂν κατηγορία_ τοῖς ἔργοις αὐτοῦif it appeared that he had ever done this, his form of accusation would tally with his actsD. 18.14 (here whenever would make the condition ambiguous), ἐβασάνιζον ἂν μέχρι οὗ αὐτοῖς ἐδόκει they would have kept questioning them under <*>orture as long as they pleased 53. 25, ““οὐκ ἂν ἐπαυόμην . . . ἕως ἀπεπειρά_θην τῆς σοφία_ς ταυτησί_I would not cease until I had made trial of this wisdomP. Crat. 396c. See 2185 b.

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