6o THE DATIVE WITH ADJECTIVES
where gratus, agreeable to, was so followed by a dative ; and in the last lesson we had molestus, annoying to, followed by that case. The usage may be more explicitly stated by the following rule : . Rule. Dative with Adjectives. The dative is used with adjectives to denote the object toward which the given quality is directed. Such are, especially, those meanitig near, also fit, friendly, pleasing, like, and their opposites. . Among such adjectives memorize the following : idoneus, -a, -um,yf/, suitable (for) molestus, -a, -um, annoying (to), amicus, -a, -was., friendly (to) troublesome (to) inimicus, -a, -um, hostile (to) finitimus, -a, -um, neighboring (to) gratus, -a, -um, pleasing (to), agree- proximus, -a, -um, nearest, next able (to) . (to) . EXERCISES I. I. Roman! terram idoneam agri culturae habent. 2. Galli copiis Romanis inimici erant. 3. Cui dea Latona arnica non erat? 4. Dea Latona superbae reginae amica non erat. 5. Cibus noster, Marce, erit armatis viris gratus. 6. Quid erat molestum populis Italiae? 7. Bella longa cum Gallis erant molesta populis Italiae. 8. Agri Germanorum fluvio Rheno finitimi erant. 9. Roman! ad silvam oppido proximam castra movebant. 10. Non solum forma sed etiam superbia reginae erat magna. 11. Mox regina pulchra erit aegra tristitia. 12. COr erat Niobe, reglna Thebanorum, laeta ? Laeta erat Niobe multis f!li!s et f!liabus. II. I. The sacrifices of the people will be annoying to the haughty queen. 2. The sacrifices were pleasing not only to Latona but also to Diana. 3. Diana will destroy those hostile to Latona. 4. The punishment of the haughty queen was pleasing to the goddess Diana. 5. The Romans will move their forces to a large field ^ suitable for a camp. 6. Some of the allies were friendly to the Romans, others to the Gauls.
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