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In the classical Latin period the Locative had lost its identity. In the first Declension both Locative -ai and Genitive -āī had become -ae, so that Romae habitare was indistinguishable from Romae conditor; and similarly in the second agri (older -ei) habitare and agri cultor. Thus in these two Declensions the Locative became merged in the Genitive, as in the third (and probably the fourth and fifth) it was identified with the Ablative In Plural Nouns of all Declensions Dative, Locative, and Ablative had apparently been fused into one Case from a remote period.
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