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But the notion of Price (Locative tanti, plure; see above, 29） could be expressed equally by an Abl, e.g. minimo (cf. Epid. 295 “quanti emi potest minimo?”), and by a Genitive, e.g. pluris (cf. Asin. 858 sq. “minimi mortalem preti . . . nihili”). And beside animi anxius (cf. Epid. 326 “angas te animi”) we have desipere mentis1 (see above, 4) as well as animo ferox,, Mil. 1323 “et quia tecum eram, propterea animo eram ferocior”. So that the way was paved for the identification of the Locative with the Gen in the First and Second Declension and with the Ablative in the Third.
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