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357. The Genitive is used with certain special verbs.

a. The genitive sometimes follows potior, get possession of; as always in the phrase potīrī rērum, to be master of affairs:

    illīus rēgnī potīrī; (Fam. 1.7.5), to become master of that kingdom.
  1. Cleanthēs sōlem dominārī et rērum potīrī putat (Acad. 2.126) , Cleanthes thinks the sun holds sway and is lord of the universe.

Note.--But potior usually takes the ablative (see § 410).

b. Some other verbs rarely take the genitive—

    By analogy with those mentioned in § 354:—
    1. neque hûius sīs veritus fēminaeprīmāriae (Ter. Ph. 971) , and you had no respect for this high-born lady.
    As akin to adjectives which take the genitive:—
    1. fastīdit meī (Plaut. Aul. 245), he disdains me. [Cf. fastīdiōsus.]
    2. studet tuī (quoted N. D. 3.72), he is zealous for you. [Cf. studiōsus.]
    In imitation of the Greek:—
    1. iūstitiaene prius mīrer, bellīne labōrum(Aen. 11.126) , shall I rather admire his justice or his toils in war?
    2. neque ille sēpositīciceris nec longae invīdit avēnae(Hor. S. 2.6.84) , nor did he grudge his garnered peas, etc. [But cf. invidus, parcus.]
    3. labōrum dēcipitur (Hor. Od. 2.13.38) , he is beguiled of his woes.
    4. labōrum levās (Pl. Rud. 247) , you relieve me of my troubles.
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