The Pluperfect Subjunctive is used, as in classical Latin, for unrealizable wishes for the past, e.g.
But the Imperfect Subjunctive (see above, 14
takes its place in Old Latin (not in classical Latin), e.g. Rud. 495
“utinam 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. 611
“at tu ne clam me comesses prandium
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