[quote author=bingley link=board=3;threadid=538;start=0#4913 date=1061873750]<br />What is the difference between didicit and cognovit?<br />[/quote]<br /><br />disco
implies a more or less sustained effort to learn a certain body of knowledge (an art, civil right, even virtue...), it is "learn by study".<br /><br />cognosco
is more direct, it means to "find out" (learn a calamity), although it can imply some effort of investigation.<br /><br />Sometimes, disco
means "find out news by means of a message" : Ibi a Viridomaro atque Eporedorige Aeduis appellatus discit cum omni equitatu Litaviccum ad sollicitandos Aeduos profectum
"Having then held an interview with Viridomarus and Eporedirix the Aeduans, he learns that Litavicus had set out with all the cavalry to raise the Aedui" (from Perseus)<br /><br />
<br />(The theme of the unit, by the way, was ablative absolutes, ablatives of cause and description, and quantative adjs and pronouns)<br />
<br /><br />Then, you can write in the firt sentence :<br />mulieris coniunx, vir audaci ingenio,...
, but audacis ingenii
is also possible.<br /><br />and in the last one :<br /><br />His rebus ab eo gestis... - Quibus ab eo factis...
<br /><br />By the way, ablative of cause is not so common in Latin : it denotes an "internal, driving cause" (gelu torpere
"to be numb with cold")