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The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Wolfgang David Cirilo de Melo

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Early Latin has archaic futures like faxō ‘I shall do’, archaic subjunctives like faxim I may do’, duim ‘I may give’, or attigās ‘you may touch’, and archaic infinitives like impetrāssere ‘to ... More


The Sequence of Tenses in Archaic Latin

WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

in The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Latin verbs have three stems: the present stem for simultaneous events; the perfect stem for anterior ones; and the supine stem, which can be used to form periphrastic subjunctives expressing ... More


The Sigmatic Subjunctive in Archaic Latin

WOLFGANG DAVID CIRILO DE MELO

in The Early Latin Verb System: Archaic Forms in Plautus, Terence, and Beyond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199209026
eISBN:
9780191706141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209026.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The sigmatic subjunctive (type faxim ‘I may do’) always has non-past meaning. However, its distribution patterns differ from those of the present subjunctive. While the present subjunctive is not ... More


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