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2933. In Attic prose οὐδέ is used only to join a negative clause to another clause itself negative; as ““οὐδεμία ἐλπὶς ἦν τι_μωρία_ς οὐδὲ ἄλλη σωτηρία_ ἐφαίνετοthere was no hope of assistance nor did any chance of safety appearT. 3.20.

a. A negative clause is joined to an affirmative clause by καὶ οὐ (μή). Thus, ““ἐμμενῶ τῇ ξυμμαχίᾳ . . . καὶ οὐ παραβήσομαιI will abide by the alliance and I will not violate itT. 5.47. καὶ οὐ (μή) may have an adversative force (but not).

N.—But in poetry and Ionic prose οὐδέ may continue an affirmative clause; as ““δεινὸν γὰρ οὐδὲ ῥητόνdread indeed and not to be utteredS. Ph. 756.

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