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The Ablative of Plenty and Want has been discussed above (14), in connexion with the similar use of the Genitive, e.g. Mil. 1033quia tis (Genitive) egeat, quia te (Ablative) careat”, a line which exemplifies Plautus' invariable construction of these two Verbs; Turpilius 157 “expers malitiis”; also the Ablative with compos, which follows the construction of the Verb compotire (-ri), e.g.

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