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

(97) Cicero consul coniurationem Catilinae detexit is ambiguous. Its meaning can be:

(97a) `Cicero discovered the conspiracy of Catiline as consul (during his consulate)'

(97b) `Cicero, the consul, discovered the conspiracy of Catiline'

Ambiguity may arise if on account of its lexical meaning the agreeing noun (consul) refers to an easily identifiable entity: there is only a limited number of consuls in Rome, and the conclusion that Cicero and consul refer to the same entity is obvious; in Cicero puer etc. puer would not easily be interpreted as Apposition. [51]

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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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