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[*] 606. As the regular negative of the infinitive after ὥστε is μή, so that of the indicative and potential optative is οὐ. In DEM. xix. 218 we have ὥστε μήτε . . . μήτε . . . μήτε . . . ἀλλὰ καὶ . . . εἶτα τὴν εἰρήνην ἐποιήσασθε ἀγαπητῶς, where the force of a preceding εἰ seems really to govern the verb, that of ὥστε being wasted in the eight lines which separate the verb from it. In DEM. liv. 15, μηδ᾽ ὁτιοῦν ἔσται can be taken with εἰ. In SOPH. Tr. 575, ἔσται τοῦτο κηλητήριον, ὥστε μήτιν᾽ εἰσιδὼν στέρξει γυναῖκα κεῖνος ἀντὶ σοῦ πλέον, i.e. a charm to prevent him from loving more than you any other woman whom he may see, ὥστε μή seems to have a final sense with the future, like a final relative. Compare ὥστε μή with the infinitive in PLAT. Gorg. 479 C (quoted in 587, 3).
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