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

As Praedicativum we find primarily those nouns which express age or social position (puerum in (4), and consul in (2) and privatus in (5), respectively). Instances such as (6) are difficult to distinguish from those mentioned above. While in examples (2) and (4) properties/functions of a non-permanent nature are mentioned, (6) involves permanent properties. In this case, the property is relevant only at this particular moment. Incidentally, it is difficult to indicate the difference with Appositions (see for this crosssection 8.5.; cf. aquilifer in example (19)). [5]

(5) magno usui rei publicae Ser. Sulpicius et privatus et in magistratibus fuerit (`S.S. was of great use to the state, both as a private person and while holding public offices', Cic. Phil. 9.15)

(6) mihin domino servus tu suscenses? (`You, a slave, are angry with me, your master?', Pl. Ps. 472)

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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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