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295.Denial.) The subjunctive (usually the aorist), and sometimes the future indicative, with οὐ μή may have the force of an emphatic future with οὐ. Thus οὐ μὴ τοῦτο γένηται, sometimes οὐ μὴ τοῦτο γενήσεται, means this surely will not happen. E.g.

Aor. Subj.) Καὶ τῶνδ᾽ ἀκούσας οὔ τι μὴ ληφθῶ δόλῳ, “I shall not be caught by any trick.” AESCH. Sept. 38. So Sept. 199, Supp. 228. Οὐ μὴ πίθηται, “he will not obey.” SOPH. Ph. 103. Οὐ γάρ σε μὴ γνῶσι. Id. El. 42.Καὶ οὔ τι μὴ λάχωσι τοῦδε συμμάχουId. O.C. 450.Οὔτοι σ᾽ Ἀχαιῶν, οἶδα, μή τις ὑβρίσῃId. Aj. 560. δ᾽ οὐ πάρεστιν, οὐδὲ μὴ μόλῃ ποτέ,” “but he is not here, and he never will come.” EUR. H.F. 718. Κοὐ μή ποθ᾽ ἁλῶ. AR. Ach. 662. Τῶν ἢν κρατήσωμεν, οὐ μή τις ἡμῖν ἄλλος στρατὸς ἀντιστῇ κοτε ἀνθρώπων. HDT. vii. 53.So i. 199. Οὐ μή ποτε ἐσβάλωσιν. THUC. iv. 95; cf. v. 69. Οὐ μή σε κρύψω πρὸς ὅντινα βούλομαι ἀφικέσθαι. XEN. Cyr. vii. 3, 13. Ὡς οἱ Ἀρμένιοι οὐ μὴ δέξωνται τοὺς πολεμίους. Ib. iii. 2, Ib. 8 (see 296, b). Ἂν καθώμεθα οἴκοι, οὐδέποτ᾽ οὐδὲν ἡμῖν οὐ μὴ γένηται τῶν δεόντων. DEM. iv. 44; so ix. 75. Οὔτε γὰρ γίγνεται οὔτε γέγονεν οὐδὲ οὖν μὴ γένηται ἀλλοῖον ἦθος πρὸς ἀρετήν, for there is not, nor has there been, nor will there ever be, etc. PLAT. Rep. 492E. (Here οὐδὲ μὴ γένηται seems merely more emphatic than the ordinary οὐδὲ γενήσεται.)

Aor. Subj. 2d Pers. ) Οὐ γάρ τι μᾶλλον μὴ φύγῃς τὸ μόρσιμον, “for you shall none the more escape your fate.” Sept. 281. Ἀλλ᾽ οὔ ποτ᾽ ἐξ ἐμοῦ γε μὴ πάθῃς τόδε. SOPH. El. 1029. Οὐ μή ποτ᾽ ἐς τὴν Σκῦρον ἐκπλευσῃς ἔχων. Id. Ph. 381. Ἀλλ᾽ οὔ τι μὴ φύγητε λαιψηρῷ ποδί. EUR. Hec. 1039.Κοὐχὶ μὴ παύσησθε,” “you will never cease.” AR. Lys. 704.

Pres. Subj.) Ἢν γὰρ ἅπαξ δύο τριῶν ἡμερῶν ὁδὸν ἀπόσχωμεν, οὐκέτι μὴ δύνηται βασιλεὺς ἡμᾶς καταλαβεῖν. XEN. An. ii. 2, 12. So οὐ μὴ δύνωνται, Id. Hier. xi. 15. Πρὸς ταῦτα κακούργει καὶ συκοφάντει, εἴ τι δύνασαι: ἀλλ᾽ οὐ μὴ οἷός τ᾽ ᾖς, “but you will not be able.” PLAT. Rep. 341B. Οὐ γὰρ μὴ δυνατὸς . Phil. 48D. In the much-discussed passage, SOPH. OC 1023 , ἄλλοι γὰρ οἱ σπεύδοντες, οὓς οὐ μή ποτε χώρας φυγόντες τῆσδ᾽ ἐπεύχωνται θεοῖς, for there are others in eager pursuit; and they (the captors) will never (be in a condition to) be thankful to the Gods for escaping these and getting out of this land, the chief force is in φυγόντες, as if it were οὐ μὴ φύγωσι ὥστε ἐπεύχεσθαι θεοῖς, the present subjunctive expressing a state of thankfulness.

Fut. Ind.) Οὔ σοι μὴ μεθέψομαί ποτε. SOPH. El. 1052.Οὔ τοι μήποτέ σ᾽ ἐκ τῶν ἑδράνων, γέρον, ἄκοντά τις ἄξειId. O.C 176 ; so “οὐκ οὖν μὴ ὁδοιπορήσειςO. C. 848. Μὰ τὸν Ἀπόλλω οὐ μή σ᾽ ἐγὼ περιόψομἀπελθόντ̓ (i.e. περιόψομαι ἀπελθόντα). AR. Ran. 508. Τοὺς πονηροὺς οὐ μή ποτε βελτίους ποιήσετε. AESCHIN. iii. 177.

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