When two qualities of an object are compared, both adjectives are in the
longior quam lātior
aciēs erat ”
, the line was longer than it was broad
(or, rather long than broad).
grātior (id. 22.38), more true than
[*] Note.--So also with
with more freedom than truth.
is used, both adjectives are in the positive:—
disertus magis quam
, eloquent rather than wise.
clārī magis quam
, more renowned than honorable.
[*] Note.--A comparative and a
positive, or even two positives, are sometimes connected by
. This use is rarer and less elegant than those before
(Tac. Ann. 4.61)
, of a family more famous than old.
(Tac. Agr. 4)
, with more fury than good heed.