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359. The singular case of ὡς with the subjunctive in Il. i. 558, τῇ σ᾽ ὀίω κατανεῦσαι ἐτήτυμον, ὡς Ἀχιλῆα τιμήσῃς, λέσῃς δὲ πολέας ἐπὶ νηυσὶν Ἀχαιῶν, i.e. I believe that you promised by your nod to honour Achilles, etc. has the appearance of indirect discourse; but probably κατανεύω ὡς is used with the same feeling as λίσσομαι ὅπως in 356, promising to act here taking the same construction as entreating to act. See PIND. Py. i. 72 (in 346). Ὡς, as an adverb of manner, is here clearly on its way to its use in indirect discourse. Some read τιμήσεις and ὀλέσεις.

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