Ubi tantum abest, ut...

By Sacratus, in 'Latin to English Translation', Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Sacratus New Member

    What is the "ubi tantum abest, ut" in these sentence?

    "Ubi tantum abest, ut de opere per medium diem urgendo agat, ut etiam mane surgendum et metendum esse moneta."
  2. Laurentius Weebus Maximus

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    I think it means that he is so far from talking about some work having to be done at noon, that he advices to wake up early to do it instead.
  3. Sacratus New Member

    Tibi gratias ago! I thought the same, but "ubi" troubled me.
  4. Laurentius Weebus Maximus

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Antium
    Vbi refers to line 571 of Hesiod I think.

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