Pinkster, Harm (1942-) [1990], Latin Syntax and Semantics [info], xii, 320 p.: ill.; 24 cm. [word count] [Pinkster].
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6.3.3 Complex Attributes

With Attributes, obligatory and non-obligatory constituents may occur in a way similar to that of arguments and satellites on the sentence level in combinations of copula + adjective (examples on p. 22). [25]

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(48) humano cultu digniora loca (`Places more suitable for human habitation', Liv. 21.37.5)

(49) homini illic nobilissimo (`To a man who was most distinguished there', see example (17) on p. 77)

(50) mihi vos nunc, inquit Crassus, tamquam alicui Graeculo otioso et loquaci et fortasse docto atque erudito, quaestiunculam … ponitis (`Do you put to me, said Crassus, as if I were some garrulous Greek with lots of spare time, and perhaps wise and learned, some little questions', Cic. de Orat. 1.102)

In (48) we find an obligatory addition to digniora. Illic in (49) and fortasse in (50), on the other hand, are not obligatory. They are comparable to Adjunct and Disjunct, respectively, on the sentence level. In (48)–(50), therefore, we cannot speak of `nesting' (see crosssection 6.4.), but of `expansion'. Example (48) can be represented graphically as in figure 6.2.

Figure 6.2

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Pinkster, Harm (1942-) [1990], Latin Syntax and Semantics [info], xii, 320 p.: ill.; 24 cm. [word count] [Pinkster].
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