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Urbis custodibus occisis

Postby pmda » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:14 am

In LLPSI Cap XXXVII Orberg scripsit:

Urbis custodibus occisis, portas patefecerunt et ceteros Graecos, qui interim Tenedo redierant, in urbem receperunt.

'custodibus occisis' is an ablative absolute. But how does the genetive 'Urbis' work in the sentence? Is it 'the guards OF the city having being killed.......
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Re: Urbis custodibus occisis

Postby Nesrad » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:16 pm

Yes, precisely.
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Re: Urbis custodibus occisis

Postby pmda » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:26 am

Many thanks.
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