Classic Moods; Their Meaning and Mutual Relation

Classic Moods; Their Meaning and Mutual Relation

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...G. i. 31. The consequence would be that all would be drwen from their homes. Evictions then, as now, were extraordinary acts, and Cicero, like Caesar, suspended an ordinary mood to describe one by the Subjunctive by actually writing Feci ut e senatu centsy'icercm.--Cato. I did nought short of this, that I expelled him from the senate, instead of the simple, e senatu ejeci. Even in English, the power of this principle of the object is patent, e.g. where even the remote clause, "he received me," is the object of the sentence and completion of the predicate, and though Indicative in English, is Subjunctz'z/e in Latin. The Infinitive might express the object here, but not so classically as its Superior Intellexi eum tam comiter me excepisse. Thus the Romans not only express more by this mood than the others, but what these cannot at all, e.g. Suly'undive. I ask how you will learn (Indicative). Rogo qui futurum sit ut discus (object). I expect you to learn afler (Infinitive). Expecto fore ut diszas (a'irect), Don't repent learning (Imperative). Ne te poeniteat (subject) quod discas, Similarly, Indicative and Infinitive cannot express-I don't know the relative merit of the two, Nescio uter melior sir. The law is in doubt as to the identity of the murderer. Lex dubitat quis interfiarit. Thus this mood of moods has a double justification of its existence, used to express, as the stronger, what the others cannot, and to emphasize important or novel information. This doctrine of a strengt/zened object, improved by the Romans, was invented by the Greeks, the intellectual aristocracy of the human race: 5; like the Latin ut, being a demonstrative Vis responsum (weak), me respondere (str0nger), respondcam or ut respandeam. Do yoshow more

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