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The Dative of the Agent is common with perfect participles (especially when used in an adjective sense), but rare with other parts of the verb: -

a. The Dative of the Agent is used by the poets and later writers with almost any verb: -

b. The dative of the person who sees or thinks is regularly used after videor, seem: -

NOTE: The verb probáre, approve (originally a mercantile word), takes a Dative of Reference (§ 376), which has become so firmly attached that it is often retained with the passive, seemingly as Dative of Agent: -