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124. The aorist optative in indirect discourse may represent—

1. The aorist indicative of a leading verb. E.g.

2. The aorist subjunctive of a dependent verb. E.g. “Εὔξαντο σωτήρια θύσειν ἔνθα πρῶτον εἰς φιλίαν γῆν ἀφίκοιντο,” “they vowed that they would make thank offerings for their deliverance wherever they should first enter a friendly land” (i.e. ἔνθα ἂν . . . ἀφικώμεθα, θύσομεν). XEN. An. v. 1, 1 (see XEN. An. iii. 2, 9).

An aorist indicative in a dependent clause of a quotation is regularly retained (689, 3).

3. The aorist subjunctive in a question of appeal (287). E.g.

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