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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

Adverbs and Prepostions

435. The following Prepositions sometimes come after their nouns: ad, citrā, circum, contrā, , ē (ex), inter, iūxtā, penes, propter, ultrā; so regularly tenus and versus, and occasionally others:—

[ūsus] quem penes arbitrium est et iūs et norma loquendī (Hor. A. P. 72), custom, under whose control is the choice, right , and rule of speech.

cûius ā mē corpus est cremātum, quod contrā decuit ab illō meum (Cat. M. 84), whose body I burned [on the funeral pile], while on the contrary (contrary to which) mine should have been burned by him.

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