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Unsure why the accusative relative pronoun is used? [Tacitus Annals 2.24]

I think corpora equorum must be the subject of the clause, with quos its object, and the verb tolerare being used with the following sense per Lewis and Short: Transf., to support a person or thing, ...
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Why would an accusative become the subject in Tacitus, Annales 1.28?

The subject is fors ("luck") and the object is noctem ("night"). If you just take the subject, the object and the predicate, you get: Noctem fors lenivit. Luck alleviated the ...
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Tacitus Germania XIV: Cum ventum in aciem

Here is the complete sentence from Tacitus: Cum ventum in aciem, turpe principi virtute vinci, turpe comitatui virtutem principis non adaequare. (Tac. Germ. XIV, I). 'When come to war, it is a shame ...
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Unsure why the accusative relative pronoun is used? [Tacitus Annals 2.24]

It's accusative as the object of tolerāverant. Corpora is nominative: "except for those whom the washed-ashore-there bodies of horses sustained". This isn't the most common meaning of ...
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Why ablative "corporibus" and "funeribus" are used in this excerpt from Tacitus "Annals" XVI?

They're formed with the verb complebantur, which is accompanied by an ablative of material. The translation makes it clear: But the houses were filled with lifeless bodies (corporibus exanimis), the ...
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