Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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When καί stresses a verb in interrogative and conditional sentences it is often to be rendered by an emphatic auxiliary, often by at all. Thus, πολλάκις ἐσκεψάμην τί καὶ βούλεσθε I have often asked myself the question what you can want T. 6.38, τί καὶ χρὴ προσδοκᾶν; what on earth is one to expect? D. 4.46, τί γὰρ ἄν τις καὶ ποιοῖ ἄλλο; for what else could one do? P. Ph. 61e, εἰ δεῖ καὶ μῦθον λέγειν καλόν if it is well to tell a fable at all P. Ph. 110b. Cp. cross2872 a.

a. In affirmative independent clauses or sentences καί often has an emphasis which is difficult to render; as ὁ κίνδυ_νος νῦν δὴ καὶ δόξειεν ἂν δεινὸς εἶναι the danger must now indeed seem to be dreadful P. Ph. 107c.

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