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We find ille put for is sometimes, e.g. Mil. 21 “peiuriorem hoc hominem siquis noverit, aut gloriarum pleniorem quam illĭc (= is) est.” Editors are chary of allowing hic to stand for is in Plautus (for examples in Terence, see Bach, p. 364) and alter, Capt. prol. 19, 335, Men. 650. Certainly the notorious confusion of these Pronouns by scribes (especially i and hi, is and his) and in late Latin makes it difficult to be sure that the error is to be ascribed to Plautus and not to a copyist (cf. Seyffert: Studia Plautina. Berlin (progr.), 1874, p. 17; and especially H. Ziegel: de ‘is’ et ‘hic’ pronominibus quatenus confusa sint apud antiquos. Marburg, 1897). And undoubtedly lines like Rud. 751 “nam huic alterae quae patria sit profecto nescio, nisi scio probiorem hanc (= eam) esse quam te, impuratissume”, Mil. 275, (see above, I. 8） are no evidence. But it is impossible to ignore the use of hoc for eo ‘on that account,’ e.g. Pseud. 808, 822, Mil. 850. (For other examples see Meader: Latin Pronouns, New York, 1901, pp. 36 sqq.). In Truc. 533 “his te dono” (contrast 531), the Demonstrative Pronoun marks the actual presentation. (On a like confusion of sic and ita see below, VIII. 2）
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