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378. Present subjunctive third person as negative imperative.

In a few passages the present subjunctive is found as the negative imperative of the third person, when the third person represents the first.

μὴ . . . τις . . . οἴηται” (= “μὴ οἰώμεθα”), PLATO, Legg. 861E; Let no one think, let us not think.

PLATO, Epin. 989B:μεῖζον μὲν γὰρ ἀρετῆς μηδεὶς ἡμᾶς ποτε πείθῃ τῆς εὐσεβείας εἶναι τῷ θνητῷ γένει”. Legg. 816 E (see above).

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