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7. The subjunctive in questions of appeal as to the future (287) has, even in Homer, developed the idea of propriety or expediency. E.g. “Αὖθι μένω ἦε θέω;” “shall I remain here or run?” Il. x. 62. So “πῇ ἴω;” “whither shall I go?” Od. xv. 509. But the future indicative can be used in the same sense; as τί δῆτα δρῶμεν; μητέρ᾽ φονεύσομεν; “ what are we to do? shall we slay our mother?” EUR. El. 967.See 68.)

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