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The optative may express a concession or mild command. E. g. 3.74,ναίοιτε Τροίην”, ‘you may dwell in Troy’; cf. 3.257,ναίοιμεν”. 3.255,τῷ δέ κε νι_κήσαντι γυνὴ καὶ κτήμαθ᾽ ἕποιτο”, ‘let the woman and the treasures fall to whoever conquers.’ Cf. 24.149, and Xen. Anab. III, 2, 37. This use is probably to be classified under the optative of wish.

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