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The Ablative of Motion, confined in classical Latin to names of towns, with domus and rus, has (like the Accusative of Motion, above, 39) a wider range in Plautus, e.g. Most. 440 “triennio post Aegypto advenio domum” (cf. 39 note, and Lucilius 1276, quoted below), Curc. 225 “paves parasitus quia non rediit Caria” (though we also find the Preposition used, e.g. Capt. 1005 “erus alter eccum ex Alide rediit”). Corresponding to the Locative militiae, viciniae (cf. above, 31), we have Truc. 230 “eum mittat militia domum”. (On viciniā Most. 1062, see the next paragraph). But also ab domo Aul. 105 “quia ab domo abeundum est mihi”, Epid. 681 (see p. 11). We find it not merely with such Verbs as abscedo, e.g. Epid. 285 “et repperi haec te quî abscedat suspicio”, where we may ascribe it to the Preposition in Tmesis (like inmittere verba aures, 43), but with salio Trin. 266 “peius perit quasi (= quam si) saxo saliat”, although the Preposition is usually supplied with Simple Verbs (cf. above, 1).
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