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[*] 264. After Homer we have the independent clause with μή in Aeschylus, Ag. 134 and 341; in Euripides we have independent μή in Alc. 315 (μὴ σοὺς διαφθείρῃ γάμους), Orest. 776 (μὴ λάβωσί σ᾽ ἄσμενοι), H. F. 1399 (αἷμα μὴ σοῖς ἐξομόρξωμαι πέπλοις), and μὴ οὐ in Tro. 982 (μὴ οὐ πείσῃς σοφούς), besides Rhes. 115 (μὴ οὐ μόλῃς). Aristophanes, Eccl. 795, has a doubtful μὴ οὐ λάβῃς (Heindorf and Meineke, for MSS. λάβοις). Besides these few cases, we have in Plato three of μή with the subjunctive implying apprehension in the Homeric sense (261): Euthyd. 272C (μὴ οὖν τις ὀνειδίσῃ), Symp. 193B (μή μοι ὑπολάβῃ), Leg. 861E (μή τις οἴηται). Euripides and Herodotus are the first after Homer to use μὴ οὐ in dependent clauses of fear (306).
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