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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. 1033 “quia 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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