Frelsun (frelsun) wrote in in_latine,
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ACCUSATIVE Absolute?

In section 29 of "De Bello Gallico, Book 5", Caesar wrote, "Brevem consulendi esse occasionem". This sentence is NOT part of any other clause or sentence. It stands alone.

Unless, I really have missed something, I find the grammar of that sentence to be very odd. It appears as if everything except for "consulendi" is in the accusative. How can that even be a sentence? If it was just in the ablative, then I could consider it an ablative absolute. Is there something called an accusative absolute, that I missed?
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