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Nominative.

Under this heading may be mentioned a type of Parataxis, which consists in using two words in Apposition, instead of subordinating the one to the other. A good example of this characteristically Old Latin usage is Capt. 232nam fere maxuma pars morem hunc homines habent”, with maxuma pars, homines instead of maxuma pars hominum. The same notion could be expressed by the Adverbial Accusative (see 36), homines maxumam partem. Not far removed from this is the Old Latin phrase plerique omnes (e.g. Trin. 29) instead of plerique, ne dicam omnes or the like. Some ancient editors put a comma between plerique and omnes. On ‘id genus’ (homines), etc., not found in Plautus or Terence, see 36; on the pleonastic use of is with the Subject of the sentence, IV. 18 and on the use of the Nominative for the Vocative, see below, 52

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