Duravit hic illi usque ad extremum

By ClassicalSoul, in 'Latin Beginners', Jul 12, 2019.

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    I'm not sure what hic refers to here. It would seem to me either to refer to valetudinem, in which case it would be feminine, or 'these things' (i.e. all of [4]) but then then it would be a neuter plural.

    Qua illa temperantia, qua patientia, qua etiam constantia novissimam valetudinem tulit! [4] Medicis obsequebatur, sororem patrem adhortabatur ipsamque se destitutam corporis viribus vigore animi sustinebat. [5] Duravit hic illi usque ad extremum, nec aut spatio valetudinis aut metu mortis infractus est, quo plures gravioresque nobis causas relinqueret et desiderii et doloris. (Pliny 5.16)



    Unrelated: what's the standard font here at Latin Dicussion? Everytime I copy and paste the fonts get weird and I don't know what family/ size to revert them to.
  2. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    It refers to animi or to vigore animi... It doesn't really matter which word you refer it to, since both kinda mean the same :p It means "His mind/resolution hardened/grew strong"
  3. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    You should paste without formatting. On windows it's ctrl + shift + v. On Mac it's alt + shift + cmd + v.
    Alternatively, you can click this button:
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    Which will change it to a different mode of writing where formatting isn't displayed, and then when you paste it will be in the standard font.
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  4. Etaoin Shrdlu Civis Illustris

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    That's cute. I think I knew that at one point, but forgot. I've got into the habit of pasting things into Notepad, and C&Ping them from there. I don't seem to have the button in question, though, unless I'm missing something obvious.
  5. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Her.
  6. Issacus Divus Sunu Reordcyningas

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    You could also highlight the text and press the eraser button, on the opposite end from the A button.
  7. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Also, "grew strong" probably isn't the best translation for duravit in this case. The point doesn't seem to be that her spirit became strong, but that her strength of spirit lasted to the end.
  8. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Ah ok, I didn't really know the context ... just wanted to answer the question as to what hic might refer to :D
  9. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    I've read this passage before. It's from a letter of Pliny the Younger grieving for the death of a friend's daughter.

    You would have known about the gender if you'd read the quoted excerpt carefully, though, because:
    :p

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