Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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2686

Dependent exclamatory clauses follow, as regards mood and tense, the same rules as govern indirect questions ( cross2677). An original indicative remains unchanged after primary tenses of verbs followed by a finite mood, but may become optative after secondary tenses on the principle of indirect discourse.

a. Indicative: οἷον ἄνδρα λέγεις ἐν κινδύ_νῳ εἶναι what a noble man you say is in danger! P. Th. 142b, σκόπει . . . ἵν' ἥκει τοῦ θεοῦ μαντεύματα judge to what the oracles of the god have come S. O. T. 953 (cp. ὦ θεῶν μαντεύματα, ἵν' ἐστέ cross946), τίς οὐκ οἶδεν ἐξ οἵων συμφορῶν εἰς ὅσην εὐδαιμονία_ν κατέστησαν; who does not know into what good fortune they came and after what sufferings? I. 6.42, ἐνθυ_μούμενοι ὅσον πλοῦν . . . ἀπεστέλλοντο reflecting on how long a voyage they were on the point of being sent T. 6.30, ἐννοηθέντες οἷά τε πάσχουσιν ὑπὸ τῶν Ἀσσυρίων καὶ ὅτι νῦν τεθναίη ὁ ἄρχων αὐτῶν reflecting what they were suffering at the hands of the Assyrians and that their ruler was now dead X. C. 4.2.3.

b. Optative: διαθεώμενος αὐτῶν ὅσην μὲν χώρα_ν καὶ οἵα_ν ἔχοιεν observing how great the extent of their country was and how excellent its quality X. A. 3.1.19,

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ἐπιδεικύντες οἵα_ εἴη ἡ ἀπορία_ pointing out what their difficulty was 1. 3. 13. See also cross2687.

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