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Genitive with Special Verbs.
357. The Genitive is used with certain special
a. The genitive sometimes follows potior, get possession of; as always in the
phrase potirl rerum, to be master of
- illíus regní
potíri (Fam. i. 7. 5), to become master of that kingdom.
- Cleanthés sólem
dominári et rerum potiri putat (Acad. ii. 126) Cleanthes
thinks the sun holds sway and is lord of the universe.
NOTE: But potior usually takes
the ablative (see § 410).
b. Some other verbs rarely take the
1. By analogy with those mentioned in § 354: -
- neque hûius sís veritus
feminae prímáriae (Ter. Ph. 971), and you had no
respect for this high-born lady.
2. As akin to adjectives which take the genitive: -
- fastidit meí (Plaut. Aul, 245), he disdains me. [Cf. fastidiósus.]
- studet tui (quoted N. D. iii. 72), he is zealous for you. [Cf. studiósus.]
3. In imitation of the Greek: -
- iústidaene prius mírer,
bellíne laborum (Aen. xi. 126), shall I rather admire his
judice or his toils in war ?
- neque ille sépositi ciceris nec
longae invídit arénae (Hor. S. ii. 6. 84), nor did
he grudge his garnered peas, etc. [But cf. invidus, parcus.]
- laborum décipitur
(Hor. Od. ii. 13. 38), he is beguiled of his woes.
- mé labórum levas
(Pl. Rud. 247), you relieve me of my troubles.