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The imperative mood usually (but not exclusively) allowed Greek speakers to express commands and prohibitions. The imperative of command was more common than that of prohibition, which was used to …

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Lucio Melazzo, “Imperative”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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