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374. Verbs of caution may be followed by an infinitive (with or without μή), which sometimes has the article; the infinitive or the infinitive with μή having the same meaning as a clause with μή and the subjunctive or optative. E.g. Πῶς οὐκ ἄξιον αὐτόν γε φυλάξασθαι τοιοῦτον γενέσθαι; “ why ought he not to guard against becoming such a man himself?” XEN. Mem. i. 5, 3. (Here γενέσθαι is equivalent to μὴ γένηται.) Φυλαττόμενος τὸ λυπῆσαί τινα, “taking care to offend no one.” DEM. xviii. 258. Φυλάσσειν μηδένα περαιοῦσθαι, “to guard against any one's crossing over.” THUC. vii. 17. Φυλαττόμενον καὶ προορώμενον μὴ καταισχῦναι ταύτην. DEM. xxv. 11. (For μή in this construction see 815, DEM. 1.) In THUC. vii. 77, we find the infinitive with ὥστε after φυλάσσω.

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