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[18] for from what else can frugalitas be formed? They may also be allowed to point out that phrases such as centum milia nummum and fidem deum1 involve a [p. 121] double solecism, since they change both case and number. Of course we were in blank ignorance of the fact and were not simply conforming to usage and the demands of elegance, as in the numerous cases, with which Cicero deals magnificently, as always, in his Orator.2

1 i.e. nummum and deum should, strictly speaking, be accus. singular.

2 xlvi. 155.

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