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353. The earliest example of a negative object clause with a final particle and μή is AESCH. Prom. 203,σπεύδοντες ῾παστ̓ ὡς Ζεὺς μήποτ᾽ ἄρξειεν θεῶν” . In all the Attic writers and in Herodotus the development of the negative object clause with ὅπως μή and the future keeps pace with that of the negative final clause with ἵνα μή, etc.

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