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[*] 260. The third person of the aorist imperative is sometimes used with μή in prohibitions; but the second person with μή is very rare and only poetic. E.g. “Μηδ᾽ ἡ βία σε μηδαμῶς νικησάτω” SOPH. Aj. 1334. “Μηδέ σοι μελησάτω” AESCH. Prom. 332 ; so 1002. Καὶ μηδεὶς ὑμῶν προσδοκησάτω ἄλλως. PLAT. Ap. 17 C. “Τῷ μή μοι πατέρας ποθ᾽ ὁμοίῃ ἔνθεο τιμῇ” Il. iv. 410 ; see Od. xxiv. 248. “Μή πω καταδύσεο μῶλον Ἄρηος” Il. xviii. 134. Μὴ ψεῦσον, ὦ Ζεῦ, μή μ᾽ ἕλῃς ἄνευ δορός in SOPH. Peleus, Frag. 450, is parodied in AR. Thes. 870, “μὴ ψεῦσον, ὦ Ζεῦ, τῆς ἐπιούσης ἐλπίδος” .
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