Nooj wrote:The se is reflexive from armatum (equipped himself).
'Weak Pronoun Positions' in Devine and Stephens, Latin Word Order (2006), pp. 282-287, wrote:So either the pronouns float syntactically and dock into second position for phonological reasons, or they are directly placed by the syntax just where we find them, namely in initial position discounting the superior conjunction...[p.283]
If the domain of the weak pronouns in the examples in (174-175) is the infinitival clause, then the weak pronoun is first and not second in its domain...[p.284]
In styles like that of Livy, which allow V-bar syntax, a weak pronoun can remain in the base verb phrase as a postverbal clitic, thus not raising at all; this is well attested for the reflexive
(182) Multi et aliarum civitatium, qui Emporias perfugerant, dediderunt se; (Livy 34.16.5)... [pp.286,287]
.modus.irrealis wrote:I think there was a discussion here on this so others can probably explain this more