[*] 412. The Manner of an action is denoted by the Ablative; usually with cum , unless a limiting adjective is used with the noun:
- cum celeritāte vēnit, he came with speed. But,—
- summā celeritāte vēnit, he came with the greatest speed.
- “quid rēfert quā mē ratiōne cōgātis ” (Lael. 26) , what difference does it make in what way you compel me?
- “ quantō id cum perīculō fēcerit ” (B. G. 1.17) , at what risk he did this.
- “nōn minōre cum taediō recubant ” (Plin. Ep. 9.17.3) , they recline with no less weariness.
- 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