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[*] 750. In laws, treaties, proclamations, and formal commands, the infinitive is often used in the leading sentences, depending on some word like ἔδοξε, it is enacted, or κελεύεται, it is commanded; which may be either expressed in a preceding sentence or understood. E.g. Ταμίας δὲ τῶν ἱερῶν χρημάτων αἱρεῖσθαι μὲν ἐκ τῶν μεγίστων τιμημάτων: τὴν δὲ αἵρεσιν τούτων καὶ τὴν δοκιμασίαν γίγνεσθαι καθάπερ ἡ τῶν στρατηγῶν ἐγίγνετο, and (it is enacted) that treasurers of the sacred funds be chosen, etc. Leg. 759E. So in most of the laws (genuine or spurious) standing as quotations in the text of the orators, as in DEM. xxiii. 22: δικάζειν δὲ τὴν ἐν Ἀρείῳ πάγῳ φόνου καὶ τραύματος ἐκ προνοίας, κ.τ.λ. See AR. Av. 1661. Ἔτη δὲ εἶναι τὰς σπονδὰς πεντήκοντα, “and that the treaty shall continue fifty years.” THUC. v. 18. Ἀκούετε λεῴ: τοὺς ὁπλίτας νυνμενὶ ἀνελομένους θὤπλ᾽ ἀπιέναι πάλιν οἴκαδε. AR. Av. 448.
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