[*] 509. The Supine in -um is used after verbs of motion to express purpose. It may take an object in the proper case:—
- “quid est, īmusne sessum? etsī admonitum vēnimus tē, nōn flāgitātum ” (De Or. 3.17) , how now, shall we be seated? though we have come to remind, not to entreat you.
- nūptum dare (collocāre), to give in marriage.
- “vēnērunt questum iniūriās ” (Liv. 3.25) , they came to complain of wrongs.
- fuēre cīvēs quī rem pūblicam perditum īrent (Sall. Cat. 36), there were citizens who went about to ruin the republic.
- “sī scīret sē trucīdātum īrī ” (Div. 2.22) , if he (Pompey) had known that he was going to be murdered. [Rare except in Cicero. For the more usual way of expressing the future passive infinitive, see § 569. 3. a.]