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The Future Infinitive Passive does not often occur in Plautus. In classical Latin it is Impersonal, e.g. credo hostes victum iri, the Infinitive of itur1 victum hostes. But we find in Rud. 1241 a Personal construction: “mihi istaec videtur praeda praedatum irier”. In Truc. 886 the corrupt reading of the MSS. seems to preserve a trace of the common Latin practice of writing this Tense as a Compound word: “spes etiamst hodie tactuiri militem.

From the colloquial use of est ut, erit ut, etc, e.g.

originated the periphrasis fore (Impersonal) ut. On Pseud. 1319hoc ego numquam ratus sum, fore me ut tibi fierem supplex”, see II. 42

1 Like Virgil's “itur in antiquam silvam(6.169). Had the choice of this form for the Infinitive Passive any connexion with that Attraction to the Passive of coepi, desino, etc., with a Passive Infinitive, e.g. coeptum est pugnari, desitum est pugnari, etc.? (See above, 6

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