In this book, Clinton L. Babcock presents a complete, classified
list of all the examples of the use of the genitive and the
accusative with verbs of remembering and forgetting that occur in
extant Latinity down to the end of the Augustan period. Where no
reliable index was available, a standard text has been carefully
read the second time, lest any examples should escape notice. This
has been done in the case of Plautus, and Terence, and Cicero's
Letters. The accuracy of the text has been tested in the
case of each example and the reading discussed when necessary. All
material belonging to the post-Augustan period has been gleaned
from lexicons and indexes. These examples are valuable as throwing
light upon the later development of the construction which forms
the subject of this book, and they probably cover over seventy-five
per cent of the instances occurring in the entire period from which
they are drawn.
Two other objects have been kept in mind; and the three, treated
separately, give rise to the division of the paper into three
parts. Part One contains a collection of the statements regarding
the subject made by scholars both ancient and modern, with all
occasional criticism of statements of fact. Part Two contains the
material gathered in the present investigation, as described above.
Part Three includes criticisms of theories quoted in Part One,
together with such independent suggestions and conclusions as may
seem warranted by Part Two.
Subjects: Language & Literature
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