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662. The words or thoughts of any person may be quoted either directly or indirectly. A direct quotation is one which gives the exact words of the original speaker or writer. An indirect quotation is one in which the original words conform to the construction of the sentence in which they are quoted. Thus the expression ταῦτα βούλομαι may be quoted either directly (in oratio recta), as λέγει τιςταῦτα βούλομαι; or indirectly (in oratio obliqua), as λέγει τις ὅτι ταῦτα βούλεται or φησί τις ταῦτα βούλεσθαι, some one says that he wishes for these.

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