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186 GENITIVE AND ABLATIVE OF QUALITY


. EXERCISES I. I. Rogavit cur illae copiae relictae essent. Responderunt illas copias esse praesidio castris. 2. Caesar misit exploratores ad locum deligendum castris. 3. Quisque existimavit ipsum nomen Caesaris magno terrori barbaris futurum esse. 4. Prima luce idem exercitus proelium acre commisit, sed gravia suorum vulnera magnae curae im- peratori erant. 5. Rex respondit amicitiam populi Romani sibi orna- mento et praesidio debere esse. 6. Quis praeerat equitatui quem auxilio Caesari socii miserant ? 7. Aliquibus res secundae sunt summae cala- mitati et res adversae sunt miro usui. 8. Gallis magno ad pugnam erat impedimento quod equitatus a dextro comu premebat. 9. Me- moria pristinae virttitis non minus quam metus hostium erat nostris magno usui. 10. Tam densa erat silva ut progredi non possent. II. I.I advise you Ho give up the plan ^of making war upon the brave Gauls. 2. Do you know ^ where the cavalry has chosen a place for a camp ? 3. The fear of the enemy will be of great advantage to you. 4. Caesar left three cohorts as (for) a guard to the baggage. 5. In winter the waves of the lake are so great *that they are (for) a great hindrance to ships. 6. Caesar inflicted severe^ punishment on those who burned the public buildings. LESSON LXXVI VOCABULARY REVIEW • THE GENITIVE AND ABLATIVE OF QUALITY OR DESCRIPTION . Review the word lists in §§524, 525. . Observe the English sentences (i) A man of great courage^ or (2) A man with great courage (3) A forest of tall trees ^ or (4) A forest with tall trees Each of these sentences contains a phrase of quality or description. In the first two a man is described ; in the last two a forest. The descriptive phrases are introduced by the prepositions of and with.

Subjunctive of purpose. (Cf. § 366.) ^ Express by the genitive of the 

gerundive. * Indirect question. * A clause of result. ^ gravis, -e.