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[*] 182. No case of either subjunctive or optative after an optative in a wish in prose is cited by Weber. Perhaps one may be found in DEM. xviii. 89, where Cod. Σ reads, ὧν διαμάρτοιεν, καὶ μετάσχοιεν ὧν ὑμεῖς οἱ τὰ βέλτιστα βουλόμενοι τοὺς θεοὺς αἰτεῖτε, μὴ μεταδοῖεν ὑμῖν ὧν αὐτοὶ προῄρηνται, which can best be translated, in which (hopes) may they be disappointed; and may they (rather) share the blessings for which you, who wish for the best, pray the Gods, lest they involve you in the evils which they have chosen for themselves. Μή with the subjunctive in this sense occurs twice in Demosthenes, DEM. xix. 225, DEM. xxxviii. 26.The alternative, if we keep this reading, is to make μὴ μεταδοῖεν an independent wish, as if it were μηδὲ μεταδοῖεν, the usual reading.
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