[*] 348. Nouns of action, agency, and feeling govern the Genitive of the Object:—
|cāritās tuī, affection for you.||dēsīderium ōtī, longing for rest.|
|vacātiō mūneris, relief from duty.||grātia beneficī, gratitude for kindness.|
|fuga malōrum, refuge from disaster.||precātiō deōrum, prayer to the gods.|
|contentiō honōrum, struggle for office.||opīniō virtūtis, reputation for valor.|
- mea invidia, my unpopularity (the dislike of which I am the object). [Cf. odium “meī” (Har. Resp. 5) , hatred of me.]
- “laudātor meus ” (Att. 1.16.5) , my eulogist (one who praises me). [Cf. nostrī laudātor (id. 1.14.6).]
- “ Clōdiānum crīmen ” (Mil. 72) , the murder of Clodius (the Clodian charge). [As we say, the Nathan murder.]
- “metus hostīlis ” (Iug. 41) , fear of the enemy (hostile fear).
- “ea quae faciēbat, tuā sē fīdūciā facere dīcēbat ” (Verr. 5.176) , what he was doing, he said he did relying on you (with your reliance).
- “neque neglegentiā tuā, neque id odiō fēcit tuō ” (Ter. Ph. 1016) , he did this neither from neglect nor from hatred of you.
- “odium in Antōnium ” (Fam. 10.5.3) , hate of Antony.
- merita ergā mē (id. 1.1.1), services to me.
- meam in tē pietātem (id. 1.9.1), my devotion to you.
- “impetus in urbem ” (Phil. 12.29) , an attack on the city.
- “excessus ē vītā ” (Fin. 3.60) , departure from life. [Also, excessus vītae , Tusc. 1.27.]
- “adoptiō in Domitium ” (Tac. Ann. 12.25) , the adoption of Domitius. [A late and bold extension of this construction.]