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[796] ἔνθα = ἐκεῖσε ἔνθα, as in Soph. Phil. 1466. φεύγω ἔνθα μὴ ὄψομαι = “I fly to such a place that I shall not see”; the relative clause expresses purpose, and μή gives a generic force: cp. 1412: Soph. Aj. 659: Soph. El. 380, 436: Soph. Trach. 800. Here, the secondary tense ἔφευγον permits ὀψοίμην. Remark, however, that in such relative clauses (of purpose or result) the fut. indic. is usually retained, even where the optat. is admissible. A rare exception is Plat. Rep. 416c. φαίη ἄν τις ... δεῖν ... οὐσίαν τοιαύτην αὐτοῖς παρεσκευάσθαι, ἥτις μήτε ... παύσοι κ.τ.λ.: where παύσοι (if sound) is probably due to φαίη ἄν (see on Soph. OC 778) rather than to δεῖν as = ὅτι ἔδει.

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