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316. Finally, the Attic Greek took the last step in developing the final clause, by using the past tenses of the indicative with ἵνα, ὡς, and ὅπως to express a purpose which failed of attainment because of the failure of the action of the leading sentence; as τί μ᾽ οὐκ ἔκτεινας, ὡς μήποτε τοῦτ᾽ ἔδειξα; why did you not kill me, that I might never have shown this? (See 333.)

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