Die Sun Oct 21 2012 12:18:28 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) Ed Cryer
See Gildersleeve and Lodge at # 309 (reflexives, second example):
NOTES. 1. The writer may retain forms of is, if he desires to emphasise
his own point of view. So too in prepositional combinations.
(Caesar) Ciceronem pro eius merito laudat, CAES., B. G., v. 52, 4;
Caesar praises Cicero according to his desert. [Pompeius] cum decretum
de me Capuae fecit, ipse cunctae Italiae eius fidem imploranti signum
dedit, C., Mil., 15, 39.
> 2. "venturum fuisse" = "would have come". A simple "would come" would
> have been ""venturum esse".
Ioannes already answered.
> Comments please if I'm wrong.
I remember that Avellanus said somewhere that the ancients themselves
were confused by the reflexive pronoun.