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408. Perfect imperative passive.

The perfect imperative passive is not unfrequently used in judicial sentences, in harsh orders, in philosophical definitions, of something that is to be settled and to stay settled, but in the third person only. The second person is so rare that it is not safe to generalize.

Third Person:

ἀνερρίφθω κύβος”, COM. Men. 4.88 (303). “ταῦτα . . . πεπαίσθω . . . ὑμῖν”, PLATO, Euthyd. 278C: Let this be the end of your fun.εἰρήσθω”, Let it be said and settled, is especially common.

Pr.18:μὴ πάνθ̓, ὡς ἕκαστος ἔχει γνώμης ὑμῶν περὶ τῶν παρόντων, ὀρθῶς ἐγνωκέναι πεπείσθω”.

AESCHIN.3.24:μέχρι δεῦρο εἰρήσθω μοι”.

ISAE. 5.12: “τοσαῦτά μοι εἰρήσθω”.

ISOC.4.14:ταῦτά μοι προειρήσθω”. 51: “ταῦτα . . . εἰρήσθω μοι”.

LYS.24.4:τοσαῦτά μοι εἰρήσθω” .

PLATO, Cratyl. 401D:εἰρήσθω”, which occurs frequently. Euthyd. 278 C (see above). Legg. 662 D:καί μοι τὰ ἔμπροσθεν ἠρωτημένα . . . ἠρωτήσθω”. Phaedr. 250 C:ταῦτα μὲν οὖν μνήμῃ κεχαρίσθω”. Rpb. 485 A:τοῦτο . . . τῶν φιλοσόφων φύσεων πέρι ὡμολογήσθω ἡμῖν”. Theaet. 187 B:ἀποκεκρίσθω”. 197 D-E: “ποιήσωμεν . . . πεποιήσθω δή”. Tim. 89 D:λελέχθω”.1

THUC.1.71.4:μέχρι μὲν οὖν τοῦδε ὡρίσθω ὑμῶν βραδυτής”.

HDT.3.81:λελέχθω κἀμοὶ ταῦτα”. 6.55: “ταῦτα μέν νυν περὶ τούτων εἰρήσθω”.

COM. Men. 4.88 (see above).

HOM. Od. 12.51: “πείρατ᾽ ἀνήφθω”.

Il. 8.524: “μῦθος δ᾽, ὃς μὲν νῦν ὑγιής, εἰρημένος ἔστω”.

1 A. J. P. x (1889), 439.

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