bedwere wrote:I think that after fertur, dicitur, etc. you should put the accusative+infinitive construction, not the nominative.
It appears that this is not the case with these verbs. I was unsure and had a reply typed up of my questions and musings, but I've found conclusive evidence. Vide: http://books.google.com/books?id=u31fAA ... #PPA441,M1
So, as in these examples, "Homerus dicitur fuisse caecus" is preferable to "dicitur Homerum fuisse caecum," and same with "prometheus fertur coactus esse," and "Haec videntur facilia esse."
It also says that compounded verbs, like "dictum est," are usually impersonal
forms of expression and would use the accusative+inf, while compounded verbs, like "dicitur," would use the personal
form of expression. Thus, "traditum est Homerum caecum fuisse" rather than "Homerus traditus est caecus fuisse."
I hope this has been of help to somebody besides myself!