[*] 416. The price of a thing is put in the Ablative:—
- agrum vēndidit sēstertium sex mīlibus, he sold the land for 6000 sesterces.
- “Antōnius rēgna addīxit pecūniā ” (Phil. 7.15) , Antony sold thrones for money.
- “logōs rīdiculōs: quis cēnā poscit ” (Pl. Stich. 221) , jokes: who wants them for (at the price of) a dinner?
- “ māgnō illī ea cūnctātiō stetit ” (Liv. 2.36) , that hesitation cost him dear.
[*] Note.--To this head is to be referred the Ablative of the Penalty (§ 353. 1).