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Tacitus Germania XIV: Cum ventum in aciem

This is clear in meaning but I am confused with the ventum itself. It seems the ventum here is either supine or PPP. But either one does not really fit my understanding of them. Can someone tell me ...
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Why would an accusative become the subject in Tacitus, Annales 1.28?

I am translating Tacitus's Annales 1.28 and the first line is "noctem minacem et in scelus erupturam fors leniuit: ..." When looking at other people's translation they have said "The ...
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Why ablative "corporibus" and "funeribus" are used in this excerpt from Tacitus "Annals" XVI?

In Tacitus Annals XVI, 13, one can read (emphasis mine on the words that cause me difficulty): Vastata Campania turbine ventorum, qui villas arbusta fruges passim disiecit pertulitque violentiam ad ...
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Unsure why the accusative relative pronoun is used? [Tacitus Annals 2.24]

I hope this is the right place to ask this, and I hope it seems I have done enough research before asking. Basically, I am working my way through translating Tacitus' Annals, and have come across ...