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2404. Temporal clauses referring to the future in sentences corresponding to less vivid future conditions usually take the optative without ἄν. An optative referring to the future stands in the principal clause (2186 b). The negative is μή.

τεθναίην, ὅτε μοι μηκέτι ταῦτα μέλοι may I die, when I shall no longer care for these delights Mimnermus 1. 2, ““πεινῶν φάγοι ἂν ὁπότε βούλοιτοwhen hungry he would eat whenever he wishedX. M. 2.1.18, εἰ δὲ βούλοιο τῶν φίλων τινὰ προτρέψασθαι, ὁπότε ἀποδημοίης, ἐπιμελεῖσθαι τῶν σῶν, τί ἂν ποιοίης; should you desire to induce one of your friends to care for your interests when you were away from home, what would you do? 2. 3. 12, ““δέοιτό γ᾽ ἂν αὐτοῦ μένειν, ἕως ἀπέλθοιςhe would beg him to remain until you should departX. C. 5.3.13 (here the temporal clause depends on μένειν, itself dependent on δέοιτο ἄν).

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    • Raphael Kühner, Bernhard Gerth, Ausführliche Grammatik der griechischen Sprache, KG 3.2.4
    • Jeffrey A. Rydberg-Cox, Overview of Greek Syntax, Verbs: Mood
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