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Latin conjunctions

My Latin grammar is rusty and my old textbooks aren't much use, so I figured it would be easier to ask someone when I can actually explain what I mean.

So, concerning Latin conjunctions: I have a distant memory that the suffix "-que" can be used as "and", i.e., "Caesar Brutusque" rather than "Caesar et Brutus." Is this right? And are the nouns inflected as in this example? I'm thinking they're both in the nominative case, because presumably the suffix can also be used for verbs? Er, would something like "Caecillius umbram videt clamatque" be legitimate?

Was there any stylistic guideline in classical Latin as to when this construction would be used, or could it generally be put in place of "et"? And finally, can anyone think of a pithy quotation that uses the construction? I suppose I could make one up, but something in the literature - no matter how obscure - would probably be better. Thank you all for your help.
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