What does 'quam ob rem' stand for?!
Why is the preposition in the middle?If you can trust the site, and I am not sure I do, this is the 29,000th thread started on this site. Congratulations.
I don't think I understand the question, though. Are you asking what it means, or wondering why the preposition is where it is? It doesn't 'stand for' anything.
In this phrase and in others like 'qua de causa' in the other thread isn't the primary purpose of the order to do with the linking relative?This is a common stylistic arrangement.