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The Pluperfect Subjunctive is used, as in classical Latin, for unrealizable wishes for the past, e.g. But the Imperfect Subjunctive (see above, 14) occasionally takes its place in Old Latin (not in classical Latin), e.g. Rud. 495utinam te, prius quam oculis vidissem meis, malo cruciatu in Sicilia perbiteres.

In ‘Jussive’ Sentences, e.g. ne poposcisses ‘you should not have asked,’ the Imperfect Subjunctive (see above, 14) is invariably found in Old Latin, e.g. Men. 611at tu ne clam me comesses prandium”, never the Pluperfect Subjunctive On the distinction of the two Tenses in Conditional Sentences and on the occasional use of Pluperfect Indicative for Pluperfect Subjunctive, see below, VIII. 5

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