Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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2722

Verbs of saying and thinking take οὐ with the infinitive in indirect discourse. Here οὐ is retained from the direct discourse.

(ἀνάγκῃ) φαμεν οὐδένα θεῶν οὔτε μάχεσθαι τὰ νῦν οὔτε μαχεῖσθαί ποτε we declare that no one of the gods either now contends with necessity, or ever will P. L. 818e ( = οὐδεὶς . . . μάχεται . . . μαχεῖται), λέγοντες οὐκ εἶναι αὐτόνομοι saying that they were not independent T. 1.67, ( = οὔκ ἐσμεν), οἶμαι γὰρ ἂν οὐκ ἀχαρίστως μοι ἔχειν for I think it would not be unattended with gratitude to me X. A. 2.3.18 ( = οὐκ ἂν ἔχοι), ἡγήσαντο ἡμᾶς οὐ περιόψεσθαι they thought that we should not view it with indifference T. 1.39 ( = οὐ περιόψονται), ἐμοὶ δὲ δοκοῦσιν οὗτοι οὐ τὸ αἴτιον αἰτιᾶσθαι but these persons seem to me not to blame the real cause P. R. 329b, ἐνόμισεν οὐκ ἂν δύνασθαι μένειν τοὺς πολιορκοῦντας he thought the besiegers would not be able to hold their position X. A. 7.4.22 ( = οὐκ ἂν δύναιντο).

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