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The Adverbial Ablative is much in evidence, e.g. ioculo1, like ioco (the opposite of the Adverb serio), for which we also find per iocum, e.g. Amph. 964A. me dixisse per iocum. B. an id ioco dixisti? equidem serio ac vero ratus.” Cf. Bacch. 268rebus ceteris” ‘in other respects’ (see 4 above). Like Capt. 689clueas gloriā” (= gloriose), is Poen. 1192si quod agit cluet victoriā”, Asin. 142sordido vitam oblectabas pane in pannis inopiā.

1 The Diminutive scarcely survives except in this Adverbial use. Stereotyped Adverbial Ablatives of obsolete Nouns, e.g. astu, are numerous in Latin, as in our own language obsolete Nouns survive in Adverbial use, e.g. stead.

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