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ἀλλ᾽ prefacing the wish (O. C. 421): εὑρεθείη sc. δρῶν” (319): μάλιστ᾽”, denoting the best thing that could happen (O. T. 926 n.).—“κἂν” for καὶ is needless. We find “καὶ ἐάν...καὶ ἐάν”: “ἐάν τε...ἐάν τε”: but, as a rule, “ἐάν” (or “ἐάν τε”)...“καὶ” [not “καὶ ἐὰν] μή”: e.g. Eur. Hec. 751κἂν τύχω κἂν μὴ τύχω”: Plat. Legg. 660Eἐάν τε μέγας...ἐάν τε σμικρὸς..., καὶ” (‘and’) “ἐὰν πλουτῇ καὶ μή”. For the conjunctive form in stating alternatives, cp. O. C. 488 n.

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    • Euripides, Hecuba, 751
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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 421
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 488
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