The infinitive is often used with the force of an imperative in commands, prayers, and decrees. E. g. A 20,παῖδα δ᾽ ἐμοὶ λῦσαί τε φίλην τά τ᾽ ἄποινα δέχεσθαι”, ‘set free my dear child, and accept this ransom.’ A 582,σὺ τόν γε ... καθάπτεσθαι”, ‘do you address him.’ So too A 323,ἀγέμεν”. B 413,μὴ πρι?ν ἠέλιον δῦναι καὶ ἐπὶ κνέφας ἐλθεῖν”, ‘let not the sun set and darkness come on before’ etc. 3.285,Τρῶας ἔπειθ᾽ Ἑλένην καὶ κτήματα πάντ᾽ ἀποδοῦναι”, ‘then let the Trojans give back Helen and all the treasures.’

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