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It is not impossible to regard some verbs in “-σεις, -σει”, and “-σουσι” as subjunctives. Ancient inscriptions show that among the Ionians originally the first aorist subjunctive (in “-σω, -σεις”, etc.) did not differ in form from the future indicative1; so in some instances (for which see § 190) an apparent future indicative may be actually an archaic subjunctive. E. g. A 175, “οἵ κέ με τι_μήσουσι”. Cf. I 155, 297.

1 Cf. Cauer's Iliad, Praefatio, pp. xxxv f.

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