"Miseros nautas!" = "What wretched sailors!"
pmda wrote:Does the exclamation 'O!' take accusative the object which follows...? That would seem the most likely reason to me.
Yes indeed, accusative in exclamations! Ita quidem, exclamationis est accusativo casui servire.
just as in "Silly me!" // sicut "Me miserum!"
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.