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Allen and Greenough? New Latin Grammar

Indirect Object with Compounds

371. When place or motion is distinctly thought of, the verbs mentioned in § 370 regularly take a noun with a preposition:

inhaeret in visceribus (Tusc. 4.24), it remains fixed in the vitals.

homine coniūnctō mēcum (Tull. 4), a man united to me.

cum hōc concurrit ipse Eumenēs (Nep. Eum. 4.1), with him Eumenes himself engages in combat (runs together).

inserite oculōs in cūriam (Font. 43), fix your eyes on the senate-house.

īgnis quī est ob ōs offūsus (Tim. 14), the fire which is diffused before the sight.

obicitur contrā istōrum impetūs Macedonia (Font. 44) Macedonia is set to withstand their attacks. [Cf. sī quis vōbīs error obiectus (Caec. 5), if any mistake has been caused you.]

in segetem flamma incidit (Aen. 2.304), the fire falls upon the standing corn.

Note— But the usage varies in different authors, in different words, and often in the same word and the same sense. The Lexicon must be consulted for each verb.

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