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597. 1. Occasionally ὥστε οὐ with the infinitive represents a finite mood with οὐ of direct discourse, even when there is no preceding infinitive to assimilate it (as there is in all the cases in 594). E.g. Ἐννοησάτω ὅτι οὕτως ἤδη τότε πόρρω τῆς ἡλικίας ἦν ὥστ̓, εἰ καὶ μὴ τότε, οὐκ ἂν πολλῷ ὕστερον τελευτῆσαι τὸν βίον, let him reflect that he (Socrates) was then already so far advanced in life that he would have ended his days not much later, etc. (i.e. οὐκ ἂν πολλῷ ὕστερον ἐτελεύτησεν). XEN. Mem. iv. 8, 1. (Seume classes this with the cases in 597, XEN. Mem. 2 because of οὐ πολλῷ. But the infinitive depends directly on a clause with ὅτι in indirect discourse.) So in ARISTOT. Pol. ii. 9, 17: λέγουσι ὡς μετεδίδοσαν τῆς πολιτείας, ὥστ᾽ οὐ γίνεσθαι τότε τὴν ὀλιγανθρωπίαν.

2. Sometimes οὐ is found with ὥστε and the infinitive when the negative belongs to a single word, as in οὐ πολλοί for ὀλίγοι. See ISOC. viii. 107: οὕτω κακῶς προὔστησαν τῶν πραγμάτων ὥσθ᾽ ἡμᾶς οὐ πολλοῖς ἔτεσιν ὕστερον πάλιν ἐπιπολάσαι. So ISAE. ix. 17.

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