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The independent use of the Future Partic., e.g. moriturus te saluto, is unknown to the early Latin writers. The first certain example appears in a fragment of a speech of C. Gracchus (ap. Gell. 11, 10, 4) “qui prodeunt dissuasuri” (see Sjögren, Futurum im altlateinischen, pp. 225 sqq.).
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