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144 THE ACCUSATIVE OF EXTENT


. EXERCISES First learn the special vocabulary, p. 297. I. I. Caesarmaximam partem aedificionim incendit. 2. Magna pars munitionis aqua fluminis deleta est. 3. Galli huius regionis quinque milia hominum coegerant. 4. Duo ex meis fratribus eundem rumorem audiverunt. 5. Quis Romanorum erat clarior Caesare? 6. Quinque cohortes ex ilia legione castra quam fortissime defendebant. 7. Hie locus aberat aequo spatio ^ ab castris Caesaris et castris Germanorum. . Caesar simul atque pervenit, plus commeatus ab sociis postulavit. . Nonne mercatores magnitudinem insulae cognoverant ? Longitudi- nem sed non latitudinem cognoverant. 10. Pauci hostium obtinebant coUem quern exploratores nostri viderunt. II. I.I have two brothers, and one of them lives at Rome. 2. Cassar stormed that very town with three legions. 3. In one hour he de- stroyed a great part of the fortification. 4. When the enemy could no longer ^ defend the gates, they retreated to a hill which was not far distant.® 5. There three thousand of them bravely resisted the Romans.* LESSON LIX NUMERALS (Continued) • THE ACCUSATIVE OF EXTENT . Learn the first twenty of the ordinal numerals (§ 478). The ordinals are all declined like bonus. . The distributive numerals are declined like the plural of bonus. The first three are singuli, -ae, -a, one each^ one by one bini, -ae, -a, two each, two by two terni, -ae, -a, three each, three by three . We have learned that, besides its use as object, the accusative is used to express space relations not covered by the ablative. We have had such expressions as per plurimOs annOs, for a great many

Ablative of the measure of difference. « Not longius. Why ? » Latin, 

was distant by a small space. * Not the accusative.