totus.christus wrote:I have a quick question. I'll give the whole sentence I'm having an issue with so there is enough context. It's lines 65-68 in Famillia Romana, CAP. XIII: Sed 'idus Martiae' dies est quintus decimus mensis Martii, nam mense Martio (item Maio, Iulio, Octobri) idus non dies tertius decimus, sed quintus post decimus post kalendas est.
I'm having a hard time with "mense martio". I don't think it's ablative of time, and it doesn't look like "Martio" is functioning as an adjective, but translating it "in the month March" is awkward. I'm tempted to read it as "in the month of March", but Martio is a ablative, not genitive (Martii).
Any help would be great! Thanks.