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The Subjunctive can play the part of an Imperative at all periods of Latin. Madvig showed that in Cicero ne with 2 Singular Present Subjunctive was restricted to general1 prohibitions, whereas Plautus and Terence use, e.g. ne me mone and ne me moneas as equivalents (cf. 32 below). This Imperatival or, as it is usually called, Jussive Subjunctive is found in the Imperfect (not Pluperfect), when past time is referred to, e.g. Pseud. 437vel tu ne faceres tale in adulescentia” (cf. above, 14).

1 On the general or indefinite use of 2 Singular Present Subjunctive in Latin see below, 31. Madvig's law has been questioned (Elmer, Amer. Journ. Phil. 1894, pp. 132 sqq.).

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