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Why is the verb of the main clause not in the infinitive in this oratio obliqua?

Caesar milites cohortatus est ne ea, quae accidissent, graviter ferrent neve his rebus terrentur We have indirect speech, the main verb is a deponent verb who is in the perfect past but shouldn't it ...
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Implied Indirect Discourse in Opening of Francis Bacon's Novum Organon?

Here is part of the beginning of Bacon's Novum Organon: ...rationem instituit, quam viventibus et posteris notam fieri, ipsorum interesse putavit. I don't understand NOTAM FIERI. Perhaps it is implied ...
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How do you say "I think she loves me" in Latin?

Im confused when it comes in two accusatives in indirect statements. How do I say "I think she loves me" without sense of "I think I love her"? I get the translation as - Cogito/...
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Infinitival impersonal passives

The impersonal passive is a familiar construction: Pugnatur. "There is fighting / people are fighting / etc." Pugnatum est. "There was fighting / etc." Here a finite passive verb is being used ...
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Oratio obliqua and case agreement between accusative subject and subject in subordinate subjunctive

Given an accusative subject of oratio obliqua, if that subject is or words declined with it it are repeated in a subordinate subjunctive, are they accusative or nominative in the subjunctive? Exemplī ...
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Why isn't "Puto deus fio" grammatically incorrect?

According to Suetonius, the final words of emperor Vespasian were "Vae! Puto deus fio" which translates to "Alas! I think I'm becoming a god". But the 'proper' way of saying this would be using an ...
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