A Latin Grammar for the Use of Schools

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J. Henry and J. Parker, 1857 - Latin language - 502 pages
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Page 255 - ... other than those already considered. Sometimes the distinction is not very sharp between these views and those included in our preceding group, but it is enough so to serve for the purpose of convenient arrangement. Madvig's statement is given first (Madvig-Thacher, Grammar, §291): " The accusative is often put with those verbs which signify to remember and to forget, — most frequently with memini, — when they denote to have a thing in the memory (knowledge of a thing-) or the reverse (but...
Page 310 - Peripateticorum Academiaeque consuetudo de omnibus rebus in contrarias partes disserendi non ob eam causam solum placuit, quod aliter non posset quid in quaque re veri simile esset inveniri, sed etiam quod esset ea maxima dicendi exercitatio; qua princeps usus est Aristoteles, deinde eum qui secuti sunt".
Page 201 - He calls, to be sure, the second accusative an "accusative of the predicate," thus recognizing its real character ; but it is not noticed under the head of predicative constructions. Even Madvig's account is open to criticism. He says that a verb may have, "besides its object, the accusative of a substantive or adjective, which constitutes a predicate of the object, and serves to complete the notion of the verb (strictly speaking, this accusative forms an apposition to the object).
Page 297 - Latin writer often has in his eye the time when the letter will be read, and therefore, instead of the Present and Perfect, uses the Imperfect and Pluperfect...
Page 308 - Farn. 16. 8, 2 vix in ipsis tectis frigus vitatur, nedum in mari sit facile abesse ab injuria temporis.
Page 346 - Arista et Pyrrho inter optime valere et gravissime aegrotare nihil prorsus dicebant interesse...
Page 387 - Quid est enim verius quam neminem esse oportere tam stulte arrogantem, ut in se rationem et mentem putet inesse, in caelo mundoque non putet*?
Page 453 - ... euphony, while on the other hand the difference of quantity was distinctly and strongly marked), the verse was audibly distinguished by this very alternation of the long and short syllables." So far my assent with Madvig is complete. He goes on : " But as it is not possible for us either in prose or in verse, to pronounce the words according to the quantity in such a way as the ancients did, we cannot recite their poetry correctly, but are forced in the delivery to give a certain stress of voice...
Page 253 - Ail participas in thé présent from transitive verbs, when they stand as pure adjectives, ie when they are not used to signify a relation or action at a particular time, but...
Page 437 - I have heard of, that has been,' etc. A relative clause, used to limit or restrict a general statement, takes the subjunctive. H. 501, II. 7. nos] ie, ego. An individual not infrequently speaks of himself in the first person plural when he thinks more of the condition and bearing* of the subject under discussion than of himself personally in distinction from others. H. 446, 2. cognomine] 'By the surname of.

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