By C Henry Bradley
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9,27,8: dextra pars, qua et Samnites raris ordinibus aut ad circumeundos hostes aut ne ipsi circumirentur constiterant, latius patefacta stetit ‘the Roman right was drawn up in more open order than usual, as the Samnites opposed to them were standing in thinly extended ranks in order either to surround the enemy or to prevent themselves from being surrounded’ – ob/propter + gerundive: (11) Sall. Iug. 89,2: existumans Iugurtham ob suos tutandos in manus uenturum . . ‘thinking that Iugurtha would openly come in order to protect his subjects .
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A linguistic sketch of Jicaltepec Mixtec by C Henry Bradley