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412. The Manner of an action is denoted by the Ablative; usually with cum , unless a limiting adjective is used with the noun:
  1. cum celeritāte vēnit, he came with speed. But,—
  2. summā celeritāte vēnit, he came with the greatest speed.
  3. quid rēfert quā ratiōne cōgātis (Lael. 26) , what difference does it make in what way you compel me?

a. But cum is often used even when the ablative has a limiting adjective:—

  1. quantō id cum perīculō fēcerit (B. G. 1.17) , at what risk he did this.
  2. nōn minōre cum taediō recubant (Plin. Ep. 9.17.3) , they recline with no less weariness.

b. With such words of manner as modō , pactō , ratiōne , rītū , , viā, and with stock expressions which have become virtually adverbs (as silentiō, iūre, iniūriā), cum is not used:—

    apis Matīnae mōre modōque carmina fingō; (Hor. Od. 4.2.28), in the style and manner of a Matinian bee I fashion songs.

Note.--So in poetry the ablative of manner often omits cum : as, “īnsequitur cumulō aquae mōns(Aen. 1.105) , a mountain of water follows in a mass. [Cf. murmure (id. 1.124); rīmīs (id. 1.123).]

Ablative of Accompaniment

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