I'm almost embarrased to ask but somehow I got stuck on it whilst working through the
first four lessons in "Latin for Beginners" - even though it's not an exercise.
In the following sentence,
"Caesar sent cavalry to the city with catapults."
What is "with catapults" ?
By which I mean if "Caesar" is the subject(nominative) and "cavalry" the direct object(accusative)
and "to the city" the indirect object(dative) than "with calvary" ought to be ablative but what is it?
All I can say on my own is that it is "a preposition". But I get a little confused (did that to myself
by thinking that the sentence could be worded as, "Caesar sent calvary and catapults to the city." and
wouldn't that mean there were two direct objects ?
Now that I look at it I could see where you might want to know - Is that the city with catapultsin it ?
Or the calvary with catapults to the city?
It's supposed to be the second one. So I guess this is
a pretty clumsy sentence but I'd still like an answer if you can.
I'd appreciate any help but please try not to laugh too loud.