How can I, except some one shall guide me? (Pōs gar an dunaimēn ean me tis hodēgēsei mė). This is a mixed condition, the conclusion coming first belongs to the fourth class (undetermined with less likelihood of being determined) with an and the optative, but the condition (ean, instead of the usual ei, and the future indicative) is of the first class (determined or fulfilled. Robertson, Grammar, p. 1022), a common enough phenomenon in the Koiné. The eunuch felt the need of some one to guide (hodēge from hodēgos, guide, and that from hodos, way, and hegeomai, to lead).