A beginner's question: when using an ablative of means/method where the means/method in question is a verb, does that verb take the gerund ablative form? This is the sentence which prompted the question:

"..ac prope Tiberim fluvium, quem prae se armentum agens nando transierat,.."

Which I translate as:

"..and by the river Tiber, which driving the herd before him he had crossed by swimming,..".

Have I understood this correctly?

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Yes, that is exactly right.

Nando or natando means "by swimming".

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