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574. The future optative also occasionally occurs, as the natural correlative of the regular future indicative, which is generally retained after past tenses (566). E.g. Ἔφευγον ἔνθα μήποτ᾽ ὀψοίμην ὀνείδη τελούμενα, I fled to (some place) where I might never see the disgrace accomplished. SOPH. O.T. 796. Ἐσκόπει ὅπως ἔσοιτο αὐτῷ ὅστις ζῶντα γηροτροφήσοι καὶ τελευτήσαντα θάψοι αὐτὸν καὶ τὰ νομιζόμενα αὐτῷ ποιήσοι. ISAE. ii. 10. Αἱρεθέντες ἐφ᾽ ᾧτε ξυγγράψαι νόμους, καθ᾽ οὕστινας πολιτεύσοιντο, having been chosen with the condition that they should compile laws, by which they were to govern. XEN. Hell. ii. 3, 11. (See Ib. ii. 3, Ib. 2, quoted in 565, where καθ᾽ οὓς πολιτεύσουσι is used in the same sense.)

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