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339. The Subject of a finite verb is in the Nominative:—
  1. Caesar Rhēnum trānsīre dēcrēverat (B. G. 4.17) , Cæsar had determined to cross the Rhine.

For the omission of a pronominal subject, see § 295. a.

a. The nominative may be used in exclamations:—

  1. ēn dextra fidēsque (Aen. 4.597) , lo, the faith and plighted word!
  2. ecce tuae litterae Varrōne (Att. 13.16) , lo and behold, your letters aoout Varro!

Note.--But the accusative is more common (§ 397. d).

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