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Optative in the main clause without ἄν: concession


ἔπειτα δὲ καί τι πάθοιμι

‘’ (Hom. Il. 21.274)

In Homeric language the optative of the possible wish can have a concessive meaning: τῇδ’ εἴη ‘it may be so...’

Example Sentences: 

ἰδόντα με καὶ λίποι αἰὼν

κτῆσιν ἐμήν

Let life leave me after I have seen my possessions again. [provisional translation]