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[*] 648. Πρίν, like ἕως, etc. (620), sometimes takes the subjunctive without ἄν, even in Attic Greek. E.g. Μὴ στέναζε πρὶν μάθῃς. SOPH. Ph. 917. So Ant. 619, Aj. 742, Aj. 965, Tr. 608, Tr. 946. “Οὐκ ἔστιν ὅστις αὐτὸν ἐξαιρήσεται, πρὶν γυναῖκ᾽ ἐμοὶ μεθῇ” EUR. Alc. 848. So EUR. Or. 1218, EUR. Or. 1357. “Μὴ, πρίν γ᾽ ἀκούσῃς χἀτέραν στάσιν μελῶν” AR. Ran. 1281. So AR. Eccl. 629. See HDT. i. 32, HDT. iv. 157, HDT. vi. 82. Even in Attic prose the MSS. omit ἄν in some places; as THUC. vi. 10, THUC. 29, THUC. 38, THUC. viii. 9; XEN. Oec. xii. 1, XEN. Cyn. iii. 6; AESCHIN. iii. 60; HYPER. Eux. xx. 10 (§ 4); PLAT. Theaet. 169 B, Tim. 57B; but many editors insert ἄν in all these places on their own responsibility.
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