[*] 431. Several verbs are followed by the Ablative. These are acquiēscō , dēlector , laetor , gaudeō , glōrior , nītor , stō , maneō , fīdō , cōnfīdō , cōnsistō , contineor .
- “ nōminibus veterum glōriantur ” (Or. 169) , they glory in the names of the ancients. [Also, dē dīvitiīs (in virtūte, circā rem, aliquid, haec） glōriārī.]
- spē nītī; (Att. 3.9), to rely on hope.
- “ prūdentiā fīdēns ” (Off. 1.81) , trusting in prudence.
[*] Note.--The ablative with these verbs sometimes takes the preposition in (but fīdō in is late), and the ablative with them is probably locative. Thus,—in “quibus causa nītitur” (Cael. 25) , on whom the case depends.With several of these verbs the neuter Accusative of pronouns is often found. For fīdō and cōnfīdō with the Dative, see § 367. [*] a. The verbals frētus , contentus , and laetus take the Locative Ablative:—
- frētus grātiā Brūtī; (Att. 5.21.12), relying on the favor of Brutus.
- laetus praedā, rejoicing in the booty.
- contentus sorte, content with his lot. [Possibly Ablative of Cause.]
- “nōn fuit contentus glōriā ” (Dom. 101) , he was not content with the glory.