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Among Bennett (§180), Allen & Greenough (§397b), and Gildersleeve & Lodge (§338), the last provides the most detail on this construction. Two varieties are identified: Definite: The Accusative of the part affected Indefinite: cētera, alia, reliqua, omnia, plēraque, cūncta; in other respects, in all respects, in most respects. The first ...


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As for your 1st question, meo judicio is clearly ablative (cf. also meā sententiā). And, yes, you're right: this use is often referred to in Latin grammars as "Ablative of specification". As for your 2nd question, the particle quidem has recently been analyzed as a marker of emphatic affirmative polarity. This issue seems to be more complex than I expected (...


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