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255. The want of a first person in the imperative is supplied by the first person of the subjunctive, which expresses both positive and negative exhortations and appeals (the negative with μή). Ἄγε, ἄγετε, εἰ δ᾽ ἄγε, φέρε, ἴθι, δεῦρο, and δεῦτε (251) may precede this subjunctive; so sometimes ἔα, permit, let.

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