The Allen and Greenough is still under construction;
so some links may not work quite the way you would expect.
2. When the main clause of a quotation is merged in
the verb of saying, or some modifier of it: -
- sí quíd dé hís
rébus dícere vellet, fécí
potestátem (Cat. iii. 11), if he wished to say
anything about these matters, I gave him a chance.
- tulit dé caede quae in Appiá
viá facta esset (Mil. 15), he passed a law
concerning the murder which (in the language of the bill) took
place in the Appian Way.
- nisi restituissent statuás,
vehementer minátur (Verr. ii. 162), he threatens them
violently unless they should restore the statues. [Here the main
clause, ``that he will inflict punishment,'' is contained in minátur.]
- iís auxilium suum pollicitus
sí ab Suébís premerentur (B. G. iv. 19), he promised them his aid if they should be molested by the
Suevi. [= pollicitus sé auxilium
- prohibitió tollendí, nisi
pactus esset, vim adhibébat pactióní
(Verr. iii. 37), the forbidding to take away unless he came to terms
gave force to the bargain.