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ablative of means?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:48 am
by arslongus
The sentence
Liberatatum et iura harum urbium artibus belli consrvavimus is translated by Benissimus in his Wheelock's answers as
We preserved the liberty and rights of these cities from the arts of war.

Could this not also be translated, by the arts of war ?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:59 am
by benissimus
Probably should be, I will take a look at it later.