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The Subject of the Infinitive itself is put in the Accusative1, even when it is also the Subject of the Finite Verb, in classical Latin with dico, etc., in Plautine Latin also with volo, etc., e.g. although we also find the Nominative in Plautus, not merely with volo, etc., but (as in Greek) with dico in Asin. 634quas hodie adulescens Diabolus ipsi daturus dixit” (unless we should read daturum). But it is often, especially with Present Infinitive, left unexpressed, e.g. Accordingly in Curc. 72vovi me inferre” ‘I made a vow that I would offer’ is by a quibble misapprehended as ‘I vowed that I would offer myself’ (the passage is quoted in II. 19).

On promitto dare, lit. ‘I promise giving,’ ‘I promise the gift,’ see 12 above.

(For a list of the Verbs with which we find Accusative and Infinitive in Plautus and Terence, see J. Reinkens: über den Accusative c. Infinitive bei Plautus und Terentius, Düsseldorf (Schulprogr.), 1886.)

1 See I, 10, on lines like Poen. 523 servoli esse duco festinantem currere.

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