iubērem tē macte virtūte esse (Liv. 2.12)

By Kyle Jain, in 'Latin to English Translation', Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Kyle Jain Member

    iubērem tē macte virtūte esse (Liv. 2.12)

    This sentence from Livy makes use of a rare use of the vocative. Can someone explain how to translate macte?
  2. Pacifica grammaticissima

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    Macte virtute (esto) is an idiom that can translate to "well done!", "bravo!" or the like.

    You could translate this particular Livy clause as "I would congratulate you".

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