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[29arg] A new form of expression used by Lucius Piso, the writer of annals.
THE two following modes of saying “my name is Julius” are common and familiar: mihi nomen est Iulius and mihi nomen est Iulio. I have actually found a third, and new, form in Piso, in the second book of his Annals. His words are these: 1 “They feared his colleague, Lucius Tarquinius, because he had the Tarquinian name; and he begged him to leave Rome of his own free will.” 2 “Because,” says he, “he had the Tarquinian name”; this is as if I should say mihi nomen est Iulium, or “I have the Julian name.” [p. 125]
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