[*] 370. Many verbs compounded with ao, ante , con, in, inter , ob , post, prae , prō , sub , super, and some with circum , admit the Dative of the indirect object:—
- “neque enim adsentior eīs ” (Lael. 13) , for I do not agree with them.
- “quantum nātūra hominis pecudibus antecēdit ” (Off. 1.105) , so far as man's nature is superior to brutes.
- sī sibi ipse cōnsentit (id. 1.5), if he is in accord with himself.
- “virtūtēs semper voluptātibus inhaerent ” (Fin. 1.68) , virtues are always connected with pleasures.
- omnibus negōtiīs nōn interfuit sōlum sed praefuit (id. 1.6), he not only had a hand in all matters, but took the lead in them.
- “ tempestātī obsequī artis est ” (Fam. 1.9.21) , it is a point of skill to yield to the weather.
- “nec umquam succumbet inimīcīs ” (Deiot. 36) , and he will never yield to his foes.
- “cum et Brūtus cuilibet ducum praeferendus vidērētur et Vatīnius nūllī nōn esset postferendus ” (Vell. 2.69) , since Brutus seemed worthy of being put before any of the generals and Vatinius deserved to be put after all of them.
[*] Note 2.--The construction of § 370 is not different in its nature from that of §§ 362, 366, and 367; but the compound verbs make a convenient group.[*] b. Some compounds of ad , ante , ob , with a few others, have acquired a transitive meaning, and take the accusative (cf. § 388. b):—1
- “ nōs oppūgnat ” (Fam. 1.1) , he opposes us.
- quis audeat bene comitātum aggredī; (Phil. 12.25), who would dare encounter a man well attended?
- “ mūnus obīre ” (Lael. 7) , to attend to a duty.