Iam iam faciam ut iusseris

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
Curculio line 707, the procurer says Iam iam faciam ut iusseris

I know this is a foolish question :redface: Presumably iusseris should be perfect subjunctive, but why not indicative?

Thanks :)
 

AoM

nulli numeri
Why do you think perfect subjunctive?
 

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
I was taking it that he was going to do the things that he had just been told to do, but you are right, he must be saying, he will do as he will be instructed.
 

AoM

nulli numeri
No, you're right. But the future perfect can be used like that (or maybe I'm way off here).

 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
I take it as future perfect as well.

The only sense it could make with the perfect subjunctive would be "I'll make you order (it)", "I'll make it so that you have ordered it", which doesn't seem very likely.
 

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
Yes, I was just overlooking the obvious...
 
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