Liber VII Cap IV clientibus facile incendit

cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
Similī ratiōne ibi Vercingetorix, Celtillī fīlius, Arvernus, summae potentiae adulēscēns, cuius pater prīncipātum Galliae tōtīus obtinuerat et ob eam causam, quod rēgnum appetēbat, ab cīvitāte erat interfectus, convocātīs suīs clientibus facile incendit.

if incendo is transitive, why isn't it convocatos suos clientes?
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens
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I think convocatos suos clientes would be more standard. Caesar, for whatever reason, seems to have decided to do it with an abl. abs. and imply an object of incendit.
 

cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
Thanks Dantius :) I was worried that I was missing something.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
I see that some versions on Google add eos. But it remains a bit non-standard in either case.
 
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