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Domino notus erat: Agent ablative without a preposition?

Domino is dative, not ablative. English has the same idiom: 'known to the master.'
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Looking for the source of Cicero quote

Though the wording of the article is unclear, the reference to Sextus Empiricus is only to the question of how many schools the "Academy" has ramified into. This a direct (albeit somewhat ...
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Why does Cicero change gear in this example from the Catiline Orations?

This interesting syntactic variatio you point out is probably related to the fact that the three infinitival constructions refer to three SPATIAL events WITNESSED by Cicero, who was also THERE. Note ...
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What is the role of "ipso" in this quote from Cicero?

A couple of miscellaneous points, some iterated from my comments: You used more words to ask your question than strictly logically necessary. Why did you do that? Cicero doesn't use the bare minimum ...
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What's the role of the word "scribam" in this Cicero's sentence?

It's an indirect question. This would be a direct question: Quid ad te scribo? "What do I write to you?" An indirect question in Latin always comes with the conjunctive mood (not future ...
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Greek "datives of agent" in Latin classical prose?

This is indeed found in Cicero: Sic dissimillimis bestiolis communiter cibus quaeritur (Nat. Deor. 2.123) Gildersleeve and Lodge mention that it's more frequently found in Tacitus, so that might be ...
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Cicero about paragraph marks

While this was answered on Philosophy.SE, that answer doesn't provide an English translation. So let's add one here. This comes from Cicero's Orator (note: not his more famous De Oratore), section 228:...
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Domino notus erat: Agent ablative without a preposition?

A very similar question was raised and answered in this forum. As you can see, some people will tell you that domino is a "dative of agent" (see Section 375 of Allen & Greenough: "...
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Domino notus erat: Agent ablative without a preposition?

According to the Diccionari bàsic llatí–català edited by Enciclopèdia Catalana, notus can work as an adjective which, used with genitive or infinitive, means known to or famous to. So, as pointed out ...
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Cethegus (...) recitatis litteris debilitatus atque abiectus conscientia repente conticuit. (Cic. Catil. 3, 10)

Roberts and Wolfe in their edition of Cicero (1917) render it as "on the reading of the letters" and make the following grammatical reference to it: The Gerundive is the future passive ...
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Descriptive example of Cicero's style

The Meministīne mē ante diem duodecimum Kalendās Novembrēs dīcere in senātū fore in armīs certō diē, quī diēs futūrus esset ante diem sextum Kalendās Novembrēs, Gāium Manlium, audāciae satellitem ...
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