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175. But when a subjunctive depends upon a past tense, as often happens in final clauses (318), it may be followed by an optative; as in XEN. Hell. vi. 5, 21 , ἦγε τὴν ταχίστην εἰς τὴν Εὔταιαν, βουλόμενος ἀπαγαγεῖν τοὺς ὁπλίτας πρὶν καὶ τὰ πυρὰ τῶν πολεμίων ἰδεῖν, ἵνα μή τις εἴπῃ ὡς φεύγων ἀπαγάγοι, he led on, wishing to lead off his soldiers before they even saw the enemies' fires, that no one might say that he had led them off in flight (187). With the other reading, ἵνα μή τις εἴποι, the example would illustrate 176 A (below).

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