Aeneid III 154

By Cinefactus, in 'Aeneid', Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Cinefactus Censor

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    “Quod tibi dēlātō Ortygiam dictūrus Apollō est,

    I am struggling to figure out why it is delato rather than delatum. Does anyone have any ideas?
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    It agrees with tibi.
  3. Cinefactus Censor

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    Ah, OK thanks :)
  4. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Have you decided to read the whole work?
  5. Cinefactus Censor

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    Yes, but just taking my time...
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  6. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Good. This kind of work is meant to be read in its entirety.
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  7. Cinefactus Censor

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    :)
  8. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    no, you're only supposed to read excerpts from books 1, 2, 4, and 6, Vergil didn't actually mean for anyone to read the rest of the work
  9. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    actually scratch that, he did mean for you to read the rest of the work, but his intention was for the rest to be read only in English translation
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  10. Cinefactus Censor

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    I find it is a lot more difficult to read excerpts rather than just the whole thing...
  11. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Then we are lucky that Vergil, with his prophetic genius, foresaw the existence of English translations so that readers 2,000 years after his time would be able to appreciate the full work without the burden of reading 12 whole books of Latin.


    (of course I am just being silly with this whole thing, it's always better to read the whole work in Latin :D)

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