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[1389] ἵν For (as 1393) see on 1123. The negative μηδέν here shows how in this construction ἵνα is essentially final, “so that I might have been ”; not = “in which case I should have been ”—for which the negative must have been οὐδέν. So ὡς ἔδειξα μήποτε (1392), that I might never have shown. Eur. fr. 442 φεῦ φεῦ τὸ μὴ τὰ πράγματ᾽ ἀνθρώποις ἔχειν φωνήν, ἵν᾽ ἦσαν μηδὲν οἱ δεινοὶ λόγοι.

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