woodwose wrote:You're right--it looks like it should be in the ablative. Here's my best guess:
I first encountered this in a Medieval Latin* context and assumed that it was accusative simply because Classical Latin's rules/grammar/syntax got mixed up a bit in the Medieval period.
*I think it was one of the acrostic prologues appended to one of Plautus' plays (Menaechmi?)
woodwose wrote:You didn't happen to read this in Plautus, did you?