Event 23

Cicero's "Ad Atticum" 3.19.3 Letter to Atticus

Do you remember the PLUPERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE?

The Pluperfect Subjunctive consists of

the whole 3rd principal part + SSE + personal ending


so:


AMO, AMARE, AMAVI, AMATUS


AMAVISSEM

AMAVISSES

AMAVISSET

AMAVISSEMUS

AMAVISSETIS

AMAVISSENT


How you translate a subjunctive, as always, depends on the kind of clause in which you find it. But often, like in a Purpose Clause, it is just translated as an indicative verb, so "had VERBed:.