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571. A substantive clause of result may serve as
predicate nominative after mós
est and similar expressions: -
- est mós hominum, ut
nólint eundem plúribus róbus excellere
(Brut. 84), it is the way of men to be unwilling for one man to excel
in several things.
a. A result clause, with or without
ut, frequently follows quam after a comparative (but see § 583. c): -
- Canachí sígna
rigidióra sunt quam ut imitentur véritátem
(Brut. 70), the statues of Canachus are too stiff to represent
nature (stiffer than that they should).
- perpessus est omnia potius quam
indicáret (Tusc. ii. 52), he endured all rather
than betray, etc. [Regularly without ut except in Livy.]
b. The phrase tantum abest, it is so far [from being
the case], regularly takes two clauses of result with ut: one is substantive, the subject of
abest; the other is adverbial,
correlative with tantum: -
- tantum abest ut nostra
mírémur, ut =usque e=o
difficil=es ac m=or=os=i s=imus, ut n=ob=is n=on satis faciat ipse D=emosthen=es (Or. 104),
so far from admiring my own works, I am difficult and captious to that
degree that not Demosthenes himself satisfies me. [Here the first
ut-clause is the subject of abest (§ 569. 2); the second, a result
clause after tantum (§ 537); and
the third, after úsque
c. Rarely, a thought or an
idea is considered as a result, and is expressed by the subjunctive
with ut instead of the accusative and
infinitive (§ 580). In this case a demonstrative usually precedes:
- praeclárum illud est, ut
eós amémus (Tusc. iii. 73), this is a
noble thing, that we should love, etc.
- vérí simile nón est
ut ille antepóneret (Verr. iv. 11), it
is not likely that he preferred.
For Relative Clauses with quín after verbs of hindering
etc., see § 558.