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Servius on the Grammar of Donatus (Keil p. 432, 22): Again, he uses “Quirites” (“Roman citizens”) only in the plural number. But we read in Horace the accusative “hunc Quiritem” (“this Roman citizen”) making[p. 337] the nominative “hic Quiris.” Again, the same Horace says “Quis te Quiritem?” and there the nominative will be “ hic Quirites, ” as Petronius says.

Pompeius in his Commentary on the Art of Donatus (Keil p. 167, 9): No one says “this Roman citizen,” but “these Roman citizens,” although we find the former in books. Read Petronius, and you will find this use of the nominative singular. And Petronius says “ Hic Quirites ” (“this Roman citizen).”

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