Chapter 20 - Ablative Constructions
Place From Which and Separation
You are already used to the ideas behind these constructions.
You've learned to translate "ab" plus the ablative, for example, as
"from, away from."
Ablative of place from which:
Ablative of separation:
- The construction includes:
- a) a verb describing a state of separation (i.e., no
- b) a noun in the ablative indicating what the subject of
the verb is separated from.
- c) no prepositions are used in this construction.
- Cicerö hostës ab urbe prohibuit.
[why "ab" here?]
- Eös timöre lïberävit.
- Agricolae pecüniä saepe carëbant.
Chapter 20 index / grammatical
constructions you know