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As examples of the Dative of Purpose may be noticed quoi rei ‘why?’ ‘for what purpose?’ (passim) and (with the Verb auspico Other examples of the Gerundive (cf. decemviri legibus scribundis, etc.) are, e.g. The aetati agundae of Trin. 229 is equivalent to the ad aetatem agundam of v. 232:

utram aetati agundae arbitrer firmiorem.

utra in parte plus sit voluptatis vitae ad aetatem agundam

(for a similar use of the Genitive of the Gerund. see 5 above). From phrases like Pers. 792ferte aquam pedibus”, Most. 308cedo aquam manibus”, we cannot dissociate Curc. 578linteumque extersui”. This use of the Dative of Verbal Nouns of the Fourth Declension was much in favour in the homely Latin of the camp (e.g. receptui canere ‘to sound a retreat’) and of the farm (e.g. in Cato's and Varro's books on husbandry we find phrases like: “oleas esui optime condi” Varro R. R. i. 60).

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