[*] 284. A Predicate Noun or Adjective after the copula sum or a copulative verb is in the same case as the Subject:—
- pācis semper auctor fuī; (Lig. 28), I have always been an adviser of peace.
- “quae pertinācia quibusdam, eadem aliīs cōnstantia vidērī potest ” (Marc. 31) , what may seem obstinacy to some, may seem to others consistency.
- “êius mortis sedētis ultōrēs ” (Mil. 79) , you sit as avengers of his death.
- “habeātur vir ēgregius Paulus ” (Cat. 4.21) , let Paulus be regarded as an extraordinary man.
- ego patrōnus exstitī; (Rosc. Am. 5), I have come forward as an advocate.
- dīcit nōn omnīs bonōs esse beātōs, he says that not all good men are happy.