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376. Aorist subjunctive in prohibitions.

The subjunctive is used as the negative imperative or prohibitive of the second and third persons in the aorist.

μὴ θαυμάσῃς”, PLATO, Rpb. 517C; Do not wonder.μηδεὶς . . . θαυμάσῃ”, DEM.18.199; Let no one wonder.

ORATORES ATTICI.—There are about 133 instances of the second person and 29 of the third. See A. J. P. xiii (1892), 425.

PLATO, Gorg. 470C:ἀλλὰ μὴ κάμῃς φίλον ἄνδρα εὐεργετῶν”. Legg. 868 A:φυγὼν μηκέτι κατέλθῃ”. Rpb. 517 C (see above).

THUC.1.140.4:ὑμῶν δὲ μηδεὶς νομίσῃ περὶ βραχέος ἂν πολεμεῖν, εἰ κτἑ”. 3.40.7:μὴ οὖν προδόται γένησθε ὑμῶν αὐτῶν” .

HDT.3. 53:μὴ δῷς τὰ σεωυτοῦ ἀγαθὰ ἄλλοισι”.

AR. Ach. 496: “μή μοι φθονήσητ᾽, ἄνδρες οἱ θεώμενοι”. Eccl. 588: “μή νυν πρότερον μηδεὶς ὑμῶν ἀντείπῃ μηδ᾽ ὑποκρούσῃ”.

EUR. Heracl. 271: “μὴ πρὸς θεῶν κήρυκα τολμήσῃς θενεῖν”. 273: “καὶ σὺ τοῦδε μὴ θίγῃς, ἄναξ”. Frequent in the tragedians.

THEOGN. 101: “μηδείς σ᾽ ἀνθρώπων πείσῃ κακὸν ἄνδρα φιλῆσαι”.

HIPPON.49:μηκέτι γράψῃς”.

ALCAE. 44: “μηδὲν ἄλλο φυτεύσῃς πρότερον δένδριον ἀμπέλω”.

HOM. Od. 3.55. 11.251. 15.263: “εἰπέ μοι εἰρομένῳ νημερτέα μηδ᾽ ἐπικεύσῃς”. 22.213-4: “Μέντορ, μή σ᾽ ἐπέεσσι παραιπεπίθῃσιν Ὀδυσσεὺς” | “μνηστήρεσσι μάχεσθαι”.

Il. 5.684-5: “Πριαμίδη, μὴ δή με ἕλωρ Δαναοῖσιν ἐάσῃς” | “κεῖσθαι, ἀλλ᾽ ἐπάμυνον”. 9.33. 522. 15.115. 23.407. 24.568. 778-9.

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