[*] 372. Intransitive verbs that govern the dative are used impersonally in the passive (§ 208. d). The dative is retained (cf. § 365):
- “ cui parcī potuit ” (Liv. 21.14) , who could be spared?
- “nōn modo nōn invidētur illī aetātī vērum etiam favētur ” (Off. 2.45) , that age (youth) not only is not envied, but is even favored.
- “ temporī serviendum est ” (Fam. 9.7) , we must serve the exigency of the occasion.