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[397] μηδὲν εἰδὼς = ὅστις μηδὲν ᾔδη, “I, a man who knew nothing,” the generic μή, here with concessive force, —“though I knew nothing, I silenced her” (qui nihil scirem, vici tamen). So in Dem. 19.31 the generic μή has a causal force: βουλὴ δέ, μὴ κωλυθεῖσα ἀκοῦσαι τἀληθῆ παρ᾽ ἐμοῦ, οὔτ᾽ ἐπῄνεσε τούτους, κ.τ.λ. (“the senate, a body which had not been prevented.” etc.). See Whitelaw in Trans. Camb. Phil. Soc., 1886, p. 17. Cp. 638, 875, 1019.

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