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desertum Nestora, ‘the betrayal of Nestor ’ R. § 560, Roby §§ 1406-11, and cf. 98-9. For similar usages of other participles than the perfect passive, cf. Liv. Praef. 6, “ante conditam condendamve urbem”, id. I. xxv. 3, “publicum imperium servitiumque obversatur animo, futuraque ea deinde patriae fortuna quam ipsi fecissent”. It is to be noticed that this idiom is not confined to participles, as may be seen from Hor. C. I. xxxvii. 12-13, “sed minuit furorem vix una sospes navis ab ignibus”. For its use in respect of what is future or contingent, see the instance cited by Roby from Liv.ii. XX. 2, and cf. id. IX. iii. 13, “vivet semper in pectoribus illorum quicquid istuc praesens necessitas inusserit, nec eos ante multiplices poenas expetitas a vobis quiescere sinet”. Cf. 514 n.
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