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The curious appositional use of the Dative of a Personal Name in a phrase like nomen est mihi Gaïo is also Plautine, e.g. But it seems to be a rule with Plautus that, when the Dative of the Person is put between the word nomen and the Name, the Name shall not stand in the Dative Case, e.g. Truc. 12hic habitat mulier, nomen quoi est Phronesium”. (For additional examples see Asmus: de Appositionis apud Plautum et Terentium collocatione, Halle, 1891, p. 49; Seyffert in Bursian's Jahresbericht 1894, p. 331; Becker in Studemund's Studien 1, pp. 170-1.)

On suus sibi ‘his own’ see IV. 2

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