Awakening and commanding the dead

By Darklander, in 'Fantasy & Sci Fi Projects', Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Darklander Member

    Which of the following would be the most accurate translation of the phrase "Grant me the powers of awakening and commanding the dead."?

    Da mihi potestates somno excitandi et dominandi mortuos.

    Da mihi potestates exsuscitandi et dominandi mortuos.
  2. Adrian Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Da mihi potestatem mortuos excitandi [=or better vivificandi] eisque imperandi
  3. Darklander Member

    What is the English translation of "eisque"?
  4. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    And (to) them. impero takes the dative.
  5. Darklander Member

    So would this be this be correct?

    "Da mihi potestatem mortuos vivificandi eisque imperando"

    Also as I have learned that word placement is not all that important in Latin could one also phrase it like this

    "Da mihi potestatem vivificandi mortuos eisque imperando"

    Would the English translation be as follows?
    "Grant me the power to vivify the dead and command them."
  6. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    imperandi (that still has to be genitive, it's just the word that it governs that has to be dative, in this case eis)
  7. Darklander Member

    Ok so,
    "Da mihi potestatem mortuos vivificandi eisque imperandi" also would it still be grammatically correct if 'mortuos' followed 'vivificandi'?
  8. Adrian Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Da mihi potestatem [mortuos vivificandi / vivificandi mortuos] - in this case word order does not change the meaning of the sentece.
  9. Darklander Member

    Thank you both for your help.

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