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How obligatory is the predicate in a dominant participle construction?

How natural does (2b) sound without the nominal predicative? (2) a. Ante Christum natum b. Post Ciceronem consulem If you say post Ciceronem, it simply means "after Cicero". It could mean ...
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Cethegus (...) recitatis litteris debilitatus atque abiectus conscientia repente conticuit. (Cic. Catil. 3, 10)

Roberts and Wolfe in their edition of Cicero (1917) render it as "on the reading of the letters" and make the following grammatical reference to it: The Gerundive is the future passive ...
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