Iniustus est qui me tacere de re tanta postulet

By SpeedPocok5, in 'Latin Beginners', Oct 11, 2019.

  1. SpeedPocok5 Member

    Iniustus est qui me tacere de re tanta postulet

    Unfair is to request me to shut up of so many things
  2. Cinefactus Censor

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    Location:
    litore aureo
    What does qui + subjunctive mean?
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  3. SpeedPocok5 Member

    Yes, I get it, it's a subjunctive so it adquires a final sense
  4. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena

    Probably more like a consecutive sense, i.e. an expression of characteristics.

    iniustus is masculine for starters.
  5. Cinefactus Censor

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    Location:
    litore aureo
    See if this makes it any clearer.
  6. Gryllus Minor New Member

    And did anyone notice that re tantā is singular?
  7. Etaoin Shrdlu Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Or that iniustus is masculine, for that matter?
  8. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
  9. Bitmap Civis Illustris

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    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena

    ...

    :(
  10. Etaoin Shrdlu Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Sorry, could have sworn it wasn't there earlier, but I probably just skimmed the thread.
  11. David Fields New Member

    (beginner) He is unfair who would ask me to be silent of such a thing. (?)

    And I have seen this phrase before, I think. Wheelock?
  12. Bitmap Civis Illustris

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Cygnea, Gena
    That's right ... you could also translate de tanta re as 'so important an issue'.

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