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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...in the passive sense, "for the purpose of being ordered," i. e. "of receiving orders." A few other passages occur, m the Latin writers now extant, in which the gerund is similarly employed. In the presmt instance, however, an active meaning, though not a very elegant one, may be given to imperandum, "for tho purpose of an ordering of him on the part of Metellus," i. e. "for the purpose of Metellus's ordering him." In this same way, prhaps, the other instances may be explained. Thus, Nep. Att. 9, "Spes restituendi nulla erat." "There was no hopo of his being restored," i. e. "of a restoring of him;" and again, Justin, 17, 5, "Athenas eruiiendi gratia missus." "He was sent to Athens, foi the sake of being instructed," i. e. for an instructing of himself. 2. Flectcre animum suum. "To change his resolve." Ti waver. 3. Multis magnisque praesidiis. "Many and great resources" Money, horses, arms, elephants. 4. Numidiam Mctello decreverat. Metellus's consulship havmg expired, he was continued in command another year, as proconsul, and the provmce of Numidia was voted to him by the senate The aonsuls for this year (A. U. C. 646.) were Servius Sulpicius Galba and Q. Hortensius, in the place of which latter M. Aurelius Scaurus was afterwards chosen. 5. C. Mario. Marius was a complete slave to superstition, as might well be expected in an ignorant and uneducated man. Plutarch and Frontinus both make mention of a Syrian woman, named Martha, whom he carried about with him, and who, as he pretended, and very likely believed, was possessed of the gift of prophecy. 6. Agitabat. "He was meditating."--Cuncta prospera eventura. The adjective...
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