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2244. ἐπεί may introduce a coördinate command (imperative S. El. 352, potential optative, P. G. 474b), wish (S. O. T. 661), or question (S. O. T. 390). Cp. the use of ὥστε, 2275. Sometimes, with the indicative, ἐπεί has the force of although (P. S. 187a).—A causal clause may have the value of γάρ with a coördinate main clause. So often in tragedy with ὡς in answers (S. Aj. 39; cp. X. C. 4.2.25).—A clause with ὅτε, apparently introducing a consequence, may give the reason for a preceding question (Δ 32).

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