[*] 356. Verbs of Plenty and Want sometimes govern the genitive (cf. § 409. a. N.):—
- convīvium vīcīnōrum compleō; (Cat. M. 46, in the mouth of Cato), I fill up the banquet with my neighbors.
- “implentur veteris Bacchī pinguisque ferīnae ” (Aen. 1.215) , they fill themselves with old wine and fat venison.
- “nē quis auxilī egeat ” (B. G. 6.11) , lest any require aid.
- “quid est quod dēfēnsiōnis indigeat ” (Rosc. Am. 34) , what is there that needs defence?
- quae ad cōnsōlandum mâiōris ingenī et ad ferendum singulāris virtūtis indigent (Fam. 6.4.2), [sorrows] which for their comforting need more ability, and for endurance unusual courage.
[*] Note.--Verbs of plenty and want more commonly take the ablative (see §§ 409. a, <*>01), except egeō , which takes either case, and indigeō . But the genitive is by a Greek idiom often used in poetry instead of the ablative with all words denoting separation and want (cf. § 357. b. 3):—