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The curious Assimilation of coepi and desino to the Mood of a Passive Infinitive in classical Latin, urbs coepta est (desita est) oppugnari (cf. Men. 718itaque adeo iure coepta appellari est canes”), instead of coepit (desiit), has a slightly wider range in Early Latin, e.g. Contrast Plautus' use of potest with Infinitive Pass, e.g. Curc. 451ita non potuere uno anno circumirier”.

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