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οὐχ ὅπως σε παύσομεν=“οὐ λέγω ὅπως κ.τ.λ.”: ‘not to speak’ of doing so; i.e., ‘so far from’ doing so (Lat. nedum). So “οὐχ ὅτι”: and (with “λέγε” understood) “μὴ ὅτι”, or (more rarely) “μὴ ὅπως”. But these phrases usu. stand in the first clause, followed by “ἀλλὰ καὶ” in a second clause; Dem. or. 6 § 9τοὺς δὲ Θηβαίους ἡγεῖτο...οὐχ ὅπως ἀντιπράξειν...ἀλλὰ καὶ συστρατεύσειν”. Cp., however, H. 2. 3. 35 “διὰ τὸν χειμῶνα οὐδὲ πλεῖν, μὴ ὅτι ἀναιρεῖσθαι τοὺς ἄνδρας, δυνατὸν ἦν”. Lucian, Charon 8 “ὅταν πλέῃ μηδ᾽ ἐμπίδα, οὐχ ὅπως ταῦρον, ἔτι ἄρασθαι δυνάμενος”.

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