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

The independently predicating nature of the Praedicativum appears from the fact that the Praedicativum can be negated. [28] For Latin it is difficult formally to determine this, since the word order is relatively free and a negation can often be interpreted as belonging to the (main) predication. Unequivocal instances of negated Praedicativa are examples (56) above and (60)–(63):

(60) non ego caede nocens in Ponti litora veni (`It is not true that I have come to the shores of Pontus guilty of murder', Ov. Pont. 2.9.67)

(61) non ignara mali miseris succurrere disco (`My excellent knowledge of evil teaches me to help the unhappy', Verg. A. 1.630)

(62) quem tamen haud expers Valerus virtutis avitae deicit (`Yet, V., in full possession of the courage of his ancestors, threw him down', Verg. A. 10.752–3)

(63) non hercule mihi nisi admonito venisset in mentem (`If I had not been reminded, I would never have thought of it', Cic. de Orat. 2.180)

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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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