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375. Imperative subjunctive of second person positive.

The second person positive as an imperative occurs just once in the literary language, and that in a disputed passage.

φέρ᾽ τέκνον νῦν καὶ τὸ τῆς νήσου μάθῃς”, SOPH. Ph. 300.1

1 Nauck reads “μάθε” with inferior MSS, Seyffert “κἂν τὸ τη_ς νήσου μάθοις”. The simple imperative optative (394) “μάθοις” would also be possible, but “φέρε” seems to require an imperative or subjunctive, and “φέρε μάθῃς” may have been generated by “φέρε μάθω”.

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