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2569. The present indicative instead of the subjunctive with ἄν occurs in general conditional relative clauses (cp. 2342). This occurs chiefly after ὅστις, which is itself sufficiently general in meaning.

““οἵτινες πρὸς τὰ_ς ξυμφορὰ_ς γνώμῃ ἥκιστα λυ_ποῦνται, ἔργῳ δὲ μάλιστα ἀντέχουσινthose who in feeling are least depressed at misfortunes, in action resist them mostT. 2.64, ὅστις δ᾽ ἐπὶ μεγίστοις τὸ ἐπίφθονον λαμβάνει, ὀρθῶς βουλεύεται he counsels wisely who incurs envy in a great cause 2. 64, ““ὅστις δὲ πλοῦτον εὐγένειαν εἰσιδὼν γαμεῖ πονηρά_ν, μῶρός ἐστινwhoever fixes his gaze on wealth or noble lineage and weds a wicked woman, is a foolE. El. 1097, ““ τι καλὸν φίλον ἀ_είwhatsoever is fair is dear foreverE. Bacch. 881.

a. Cases of the imperfect instead of the optative are rare and generally ill supported: ὅπου ᾤετο τὴν πατρίδα τι ὠφελήσειν, οὐ πόνων ὑφί_ετο whenever he thought that he could benefit his country in any respect, he did not shrink from toil X. Ag. 7. 1. Cp. X. A. 1.1.5, 1. 9. 27.

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