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But the notion of Price (Locative tanti, plure; see above, 29) could be expressed equally by an Abl, e.g. minimo (cf. Epid. 295quanti emi potest minimo?”), and by a Genitive, e.g. pluris (cf. Asin. 858 sq.minimi mortalem preti . . . nihili”). And beside animi anxius (cf. Epid. 326angas te animi”) we have desipere mentis1 (see above, 4) as well as animo ferox,, Mil. 1323et quia tecum eram, propterea animo eram ferocior”. So that the way was paved for the identification of the Locative with the Gen in the First and Second Declension and with the Ablative in the Third.

1 This is strong evidence in favour of animi being really Genitive and not Locative

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