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Ablative of Place (‘at’ or ‘within’): e.g. With a Compound Verb (see above, 1), e.g. Rud. 907qui salsis locis incolit pisculentis.” The phrase capite sistere ‘to be tumbled on one's head’ is common, e.g. Curc. 287quin cadat, quin capite sistat in via de semita.” The Locative Ablative, e.g. Carthagine, Athenis, has been already mentioned (2934), and the greater freedom of its use in Plautine than in classical Latin, e.g. Capt. 330filius meus illic apud vos servit captus Alide” (usually in Alide; see my note on v. 94).

The Ablative expresses also ‘along,’ ‘by a route’ (cf. recta via), e.g. Poen. 631si bene dicetis, vostra ripa vos sequar: si male dicetis, vostro gradiar limite.

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