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μήπω, not “οὔπω”, because of the imperat. ἡγεῖσθε (278). After verbs of thinking, the negative with the inf. is ordinarily οὐ ( Plat. Prot. 317Aἡγοῦμαι γὰρ αὐτοὺς οὔ τι διαπράξασθαι”): though μή is used in asseveration (as with “ὄμνυμι”), and sometimes in strong expressions of personal conviction: O. T. 1455οἶδα μήτε μ᾽ ἂν νόσον μήτ᾽ ἄλλο πέρσαι μηδέν”, where see n. Thuc. 6.102 ad fin.νομίσαντες μὴ ἂν...ἱκανοὶ γενέσθαι” (and id. 4. 18): Xen. Cyr. 7.5.59ἐνόμισε δὲ μὴ ἂν γενέσθαι ποτὲ πιστόν.

φωτὸςβροτῶν, no wight among mortals, no one in the world. In Ai. 1358τοιοίδε μέντοι φῶτες ἔμπληκτοι βροτῶν”, though “βροτοῖς” is a specious variant, “βροτῶν” has the better authority: cp.

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: 23. 187ἀνδρῶν δ᾽ οὔ κέν τις ζωὸς βροτός”.

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    • Homer, Odyssey, 17.587
    • Homer, Odyssey, 23.187
    • Plato, Protagoras, 317a
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 1358
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 278
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1455
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.102
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.5.59
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