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Tenses: Sequence of Tenses.

(Wirtzfeld: de consecutione temporum Plautina et Terentiana. Siegburg, 1888.) That the strict laws of Sequence should often be defied by the colloquial Latin of Plautus is only natural. The following examples will give an idea of the extent to which this was done:

After the Historical Pres. we find Pres. in lines like: Amph. 205 Telebois iubet sententiam ut dicant suam,” but Past in lines like: Amph. 214 sq.respondent bello se et suos tutari posse, proinde uti propere suis de finibus exercitus deducerent,” or both Pres. and Past in lines like: Amph. 225 convĕnit, victi utri sint eo proelio, urbem, agrum, aras, focos seque uti dederent.

(On Conditional Sentences, see VIII. 5

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