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268. Future in deliberative questions.

The future indicative, like the subjunctive, may be used in questions which expect an imperative answer.

εἴπωμεν σιγῶμεν; τί δράσομεν”; EUR. Ion, 758; Shall we speak out or hold our peace? What shall we do?

DEM.4.44:ποῖ δὴ προσορμιούμεθ”(“α”); 8.37: “τί ἐροῦμεν τί φήσομεν, ἄνδρες Ἀθηναῖοι; ἐγὼ μὲν γὰρ οὐχ ὁρῶ”.

PLATO, Protag. 331A:τί οὖν, Πρωταγόρα, ἀποκρινούμεθα αὐτῷ”; Ibid. B: “τί αὐτῷ ἀποκρινούμεθα”;

AR. Ach. 312: “εἶτ᾽ ἐγώ σου φείσομαι”;

EUR. Ion, 758 (see above).

PIND. O. 2.2: “τίνα θεόν, τίν᾽ ἥρωα, τίνα δ᾽ ἄνδρα κελαδήσομεν”; (See B. L. G. ad loc.

HOM. Il. 1.123: “πῶς γάρ τοι δώσουσι γέρας μεγάθυμοι Ἀχαιοί”;

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