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[28] while there are other verbs which resemble nouns, such as fraudator and nutritor.1 Again itur in antiquam silvam2 is a peculiar usage. For there is no subject to serve as a starting point: fletur is a similar example. The passive may be used in different ways as for instance in

panditur interea domus omnipotentis Olympi

Aen. x. 1
Meanwhile the house of almighty Olympus is opened.
and in

totis usque adeo turbatur agris.

Ecl. i. 11
There is such confusion in all the fields.
Yet a third usage is found in urbs habitatur, whence we get phrases such as campus curritur and mare navigatur.

1 lectum may be ace. of lectus, “bed,” or supine or past part. pass. of legerc, “to read”; sapiens may be pres. part. of sapere, “to know,” or an adj. = “wise”; fraudator and nutritor are 2nd and 3rd pers. sing. fut. imper. pass. of fraudo and nutrio.

2 Aen. vi. 179: “They go into the ancient wood.”

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