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Which accusative is this?

Postby Quis ut Deus » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:26 pm

Salvete amici amicaeque!

I'm working through Caesar and I was wondering which Accusative construction this is:

It's from Caesar 1.5:

...oppida sua omnia, numero ad duodecim, vicos ad quadringentos...

If I understand correctly, "numero ad duodecim" means "numbering 12."

Does this structure have a name?

Gratias maximas vobis ago.
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Re: Which accusative is this?

Postby adrianus » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:01 pm

Quis ut Deus wrote:If I understand correctly, "numero ad duodecim" means "numbering 12."

Minimè, "numero circiter duodecim" significatur. Ad praepositio casui accusativo servit, ut semper solet.
No, "numbering/by number about [as in "towards"] 12" it means. The preposition "ad" takes the accusative as it always does.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Which accusative is this?

Postby Quis ut Deus » Fri Oct 08, 2010 8:41 pm

Gratias, Adriane!
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