previous next
[44] Again, does not Livy near the beginning of his first book write tenuere arcem Sabini1 and later in adversum Romani subiere? But I can produce still better authority. For Cicero in his Orator says, “I have no objection [p. 101] to the form scripsere, though I regard scripserunt as the more correct.”2

1 Liv. I. xii.: “The Sabines held the citadel.” “The Romans marched up the slope against them.”

2 Orat. xlvii. 157.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Introduction (Harold Edgeworth Butler, 1920)
load focus Latin (Harold Edgeworth Butler, 1920)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: