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For the Accusative of Time (see T. Kane: Case Forms with and without Prepositions used by Plautus and Terence to express time, Baltimore, 1895) may be cited the quasi-Adverb aetatem ‘for one's lifetime,’1 e.g. We find already in Plautus that curious misuse of the Accusative for the Ablative in expressions like just as we find omni in aetate for omnem aetatem in Poen. 228quae noctes diesque omni in aetate semper ornantur.

Abhinc takes an Accusative of Time, as in classical Latin, e.g.

but the MSS. show the Ablative (cf. anno ‘a year ago’ Amph. prol. 91etiam histriones anno quom in proscaenio hic Jovem invocarunt, venit, auxilio is fuit”; see below, 63) in Most. 493qui abhinc sexaginta annis (-os, edd.) occisus foret.

1 The corresponding Adjective is aeternus, e.g. Capt. 897aeternum tibi dapinabo victum.

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