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μή WITH THE SUBJUNCTIVE AND IMPERATIVE

2706. The subjunctive is a mood of will, and therefore takes μή.

2707. Independent clauses take μή: the hortatory subjunctive (1797), the prohibitive subjunctive (1800), the deliberative subjunctive (1805), the subjunctive of doubtful assertion (1801).

a. The anticipatory subjunctive in Homer takes οὐ (1810, cp. 1813).

2708. Dependent clauses take μή: final clauses, as ““δοκεῖ μοι κατακαῦσαι τὰ_ς ἁμάξα_ς . . . ἵνα μὴ τὰ ζεύγη ἡμῶν στρατηγῇit seems to me advisable to burn the wagons that our baggage-train may not be our generalX. A. 3.2.27. Object clauses after verbs of effort, as οὐ φυλάξεσθ᾽ ὅπως μὴ . . . δεσπότην εὕρητε; will you not be on your guard lest you find a master? D. 6.25. So in conditional clauses with ἐά_ν, in conditional relative clauses and in relative clauses referring to indefinite time, place, and manner.

a. After μή lest, οὐ is used (2221).

2709. The imperative is a mood of will and therefore takes μή in prohibitions (1840).

a. The future indicative after interrogative οὐ has an imperative sense (1918).

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