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Imperative in subordinate clause: command (in drama)
ἀλλ’ οἶσθ’ ὃ δρᾶσον; τῷ σκέλει θένε τὴν πέτραν
‘’ (Aristoph. Birds 54)
In dramatic texts the imperative sometimes occurs in a subordinate clause. It is not clear whether the 'main verb' is parenthetic or not.
In an indirect question the imperative (usually δρᾶσον or ποίησον 'do!') is often preceded by οἶσθα; 'do you know?' or οἶσθ' ὅ 'do you know what...?' According to Rijksbaron the original function of οἶσθ' ὅ can be compared with an advisory 'Do you know what?'
κρᾱτῆρές εἰσιν, ἀνδρὸς εὔχειρος τέχνη,
ὧν κρᾶτ’ ἔρεψον καὶ λαβὰς ἀμφιστόμους
There are mixing vessels, the art of a skillful man, whose top and handles you must crown on both sides. [provisional translation]