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On the use of the Perfect Subjunctive in Prohibitions, see below, VIII. 9 Its Potential use, e.g. crediderim ‘I could believe,’ dixerim ‘I would say’ (all Verb-forms in -im were originally Optatives; see below, 24) is not unknown to Plautus and Terence, e.g. But the Concessive use, e.g. fuerit verum ‘allowing it to be true,’ is not earlier than Cicero.

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