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The Genitive of Possession

The genitive case is the "of" case in Latin, and its most common use is to show possession, often a noun possessing another noun (statua Claudiae, Claudia's statue), but also an author of a work (carmen Vergilii, the poem of Vergil), or even someone who has a certain quality (virtus Bruti, the virtue of Brutus).

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Published on March 24, 2013