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256. The first person plural is most common, and generally expresses an exhortation of the speaker to others to join him in doing or in not doing some act. E.g. Ἴωμεν, let us go; μὴ ἴωμεν, let us not go.Οἴκαδέ περ σὺν νηυσὶ νεώμεθα, τόνδε δ᾽ ἐῶμεν,” “let us sail homeward with our ships, and leave him.” Il. ii. 236.Ἀλλ᾽ ἄγε μηκέτι ταῦτα λεγώμεθα,” “but come, let us no longer talk thus.” Il. xiii. 292 ; so ii. 435. “Ἀλλ᾽ ἄγε δὴ καὶ νῶι μεδώμεθα θούριδος ἀλκῆς,Il. iv. 418.Εἰ δ᾽ ἄγετ᾽ ἀμφὶ πόλιν σὺν τεύχεσι πειρηθῶμεν,Il. xxii. 381 ; so 392. “Δεῦτε, φίλοι, τὸν ξεῖνον ἐρώμεθα,Od. viii. 133.Μὴ δή πω λύωμεθα ἵππους, ἀλλ᾽ ἰόντες Πάτροκλον κλαίωμεν,Il. xxiii. 7.Ἀλλ᾽ εἰ δοκεῖ, πλέωμεν, ὁρμάσθω ταχύς,SOPH. Ph. 526.Ἐπίσχετον, μάθωμεν, Ib. 539 , “Φέρε δὴ διαπεράνωμεν λόγουςEUR. And. 333.Δεῦρό σου στέψω κάρα,Bacch. 341.Ἐπίσχες, ἐμβάλωμεν εἰς ἄλλον λόγον, El. 962.Παρῶμέν τε οὖν ὥσπερ Κῦρος κελεύει, ἀσκῶμέν τε δἰ ὧν μάλιστα δυνησόμεθα κατέχειν δεῖ, παρέχωμέν τε ἡμᾶς αὐτούς, κ.τ.λ.XEN. Cyr. viii. 1, 5.Μή ποτε φῶμεν ἕνεκα τούτων μηδὲν μᾶλλόν ποτε ψυχὴν ἀπόλλυσθαιPLAT. Rep. 610B.Ἔα δὴ νῦν ἐν σοὶ σκεψώμεθαId. Soph. 239B.

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