Here's a general question regarding word order in prepositional phrases -
In a passage from the Invasion of Britain, Caesar writes:
"de superioris temporis consilio se excusant."
Now, I gather that the passage ultimately says something along the lines of, "They excuse themselves regarding (their) policy in a previous time."
But why is it that 'consilio' finds itself so far away from the 'ad' preposition that governs it? -- it seems like I've been ...