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[*] 357. Λίσσομαι with ἵνα and the subjunctive is found in Od. iii. 327: “λίσσεσθαι δέ μιν αὐτὸς ἵνα νημερτὲς ἐνίσπῃ” , and implore him yourself that he may speak the truth. With this we may compare DEM. xvi. 28, δῆλοι ἔσονται οὐχ ἵνα Θεσπιαὶ κατοικισθῶσι μόνον ποιούμενοι τὴν σπουδήν, it will be evident that they take an interest not merely in having Thespiae established; in both cases the object clause falls into the construction of a pure final clause. This is very rare in classic Greek; but it reappears in the later language, as in the New Testament: thus ἐντολὴν καινὴν δίδωμι ὑμῖν, ἵνα ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους, a new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another, IOH. Evang. xiii. 34. So ἐδεήθην ἵνα ἐκβάλλωσιν, LUC. ix. 40. Compare the Latin, rogat ut liceat.
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