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I90 GENITIVE, DATIVE, ACCUSATIVE


. The accusative case corresponds, in general, to the English objective. It is used to express . The direct object of a transitive verb (§ 37). . The predicate accusative together with the direct object after verbs of makings choosing^ callings showing, and the like (§392). . The subject of the infinitive (§ 214). . The object of prepositions that do not govern the ablative (§ 340)- . The duration of time and the extent of space (§336). . The place to which (§§ 263, 266). . EXERCISES I. I. Milites quos vidimus dixerunt imperium belli esse Caesaris imperatoris. 2. Helvetii statuerunt quam^ maximum numerum equo- rum et carrorum cogere. 3. Totius Galliae Helvetii plurimum value- runt. 4. Multas horas acriter pugnatum est neque quisquam poterat videre hostem fugientem. 5. Viri summae virtutis hostis decem milia passuum insecuti sunt. 6. Caesar populo Romano persuasit ut se consulem crearet. 7. Victoria exercitus erat semper imperatori gra- tissima. 8. Triduum iter fecerunt et Genavam, in oppidum^ hostium, pervenerunt. 9. Caesar audivit Germanos bellum Gallis intulisse. 10. Magno Usui militibus Caesaris erat quod prioribus proeliis sese exercuerant. II. I. One^ of the king's sons and many of his men were cap- tured. 2. There was no one who wished* to appoint her queen. 3. The grain supply was always a care (for a care) to Caesar, the general. 4. I think that the camp is ten miles distant. 5. We marched for three hours through a very dense forest. 6. The plan ^of making war upon the allies was not pleasing to the king. 7. When he came to the hill he fortified it ®by a twelve-foot wall.

What is the force of quam with superlatives ? 2 m-^jg ©r oppidum, appos- 

itive to a name of a town, takes a preposition. ' What construction is used with numerals in preference to the partitive genitive ? * What mood ? (Cf. § 390.) ^ Use the gerund or gerundive. * Latin, by a wall of twelve feet.