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271. ou) with future indicative in questions as imperative.

In questions, the future indicative with “οὐ” is often used as an imperative.

οὐκ ἀποκτενεῖτ”(“ε”) . . . “τὸν μιαρὸν τοῦτον ἄνθρωπον”; DIN.1.18; Will you not kill this foul creature?

DIN.1.18(see above).

DEM.4.44:οὐκ ἐμβησόμεθ”(“α”); 21.116: ““οὐκ ἀποκτενεῖτε; οὐκ ἐπὶ τὴν οἰκίαν βαδιεῖσθε; οὐχὶ συλλήψεσθε”;”

PLATO, Conv. 212D:παῖδες, . . . οὐ σκέψεσθε”; Boys, will you not see who it is?

AR. Lys. 459-60: “οὐχ ἕλξετ᾽, οὐ παιήσετ᾽, οὐκ ἀρήξετε”; | “οὐ λοιδορήσετ᾽, οὐκ ἀναισχυντήσετε”;

EUR. Ion, 162-3: “οὐκ ἄλλᾳ” | “φοινικοφαῆ πόδα κινήσεις”;

AESCHYL. P.V. 52:οὔκουν ἐπείξῃ τῷδε δεσμὰ περιβαλεῖν”;

On “οὐ μή” with the Future Indicative in questions, see Negatives.

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