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[*] 270. mh/ and the future indicative in prohibitions. The use of the future as an imperative with “μή” is rare and hardly sure. In Attic prose it rests on just two passages, both suspicious, both open to emendation, LYS.29.13 and DEM.23.117, on which see A. J. P. xv (1894), 117f. In XEN. Hell. 2.1.22: “προεῖπεν ὡς μηδεὶς κινήσοιτο, ὡς” = “ὅπως”, and the oratio recta was “ὅπως μηδεὶς κινήσεται”. In AR. Pl. 488, “μαλακόν τ᾽ ἐνδώσετε μηδέν” belongs to the relative complex “ᾧ νικήσετε τηνδί”. In SOPH. Ai. 572-3, “ὅπως” precedes. In HOM. Il. 10.238, “ὀπάσσεαι” is subjunctive, and in Il. 13.47, “σαώσετε” is imperative. The jussive future has “οὐ”. On “οὐ μή” with the Future, see Negatives.
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