Excerpt from The Second Person Singular of the Latin Future Indicative as an Imperative The purpose of this investigation is to determine, so far as possible, the thought and feeling present in the mind of the writer when the future indicative is used as an imperative. The examples, numbering 817, have been taken from all the remains of the Latin language down to the early part of the second century A. D. A list of the authors consulted, together with the texts used, may be found in the bibliography, page 5. Many examples are also given which have been taken from the later Latin writers; but attempt has been made to make this part of the collection complete. It will be seen that a vast amount of ground has been covered and it would be difficult to say how complete the collection is. In the majority of cases the work of examining was done but once, and probably some examples have been overlooked. The examples have been grouped in two general divisions: (1), those in which the act is to be performed under some particular circumstances; e. g. the time, reason, or condition of its occurrence is stated: (2), those found in situations where an arrangement of some kind is clearly indicated, e. g., an assignment of tasks to different individuals, agreements between two or more parties (treaties), a plan of action in which different individuals are interested, or laws which are in the nature of a covenant between the law observer and the law giver. In making this collection attempt has been made to draw any close distinctions between the various shades of imperative meaning (or meaning closely akin to it) expressed by the future indicative. Any future indicative of the second person, whether expressing a peremptory command, a desire that the act be performed, an entreaty, an exhortation, or direction, has been included in the number of examples. On the contrary, certain sentences have been omitted in which one of these thoughts is only implied, t directly expressed, e. g., such sentences as Mihi pergratum feceris, si, (Cic. De Sen. 2 (6)). About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.