Marcilii Ficini introductio ad Platonis opera

Lanus

New Member
Saluete socii,
conor legere (-endum?) illum librum ut Marcilii Ficini visionem Platonis opera invenire, atque intellegere, si potero.
Puto vero me oculi maiores quam stomacho habisse.
Etiam lego, die post die, verbem ad verbem... quanto, in secunda phrase e prima pagina introductionis invenio unum verbum ("fuere") quod non intellego.
Puto typographem se cum "fuit" ad usus indicative passive pluperfect esse. Sic in prima phrase, inveni unum typographo errorem (charissimi =>clarissimi).
But this big error would be much surprising, this is why I consecro your help for understand this sentence.
There is how I understand the sentence : "How many times, I'm asking, Aristot's, Demosthen's, Homeros's, Hippocrat's, Galen's, Cicero's, Virgil's, Plin's, and other's who created (not sure I get what ejusdem means) memorial texts, have (has ?) been edited ?

Waiting for your help, gratas ante vobis ago, vale !
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens
Staff member
"fuere" = "fuerunt" (3rd person plural, perfect active indicative). This is a very common alternate form. (-ere for -erunt)

Saluete socii,
conor legere illum librum ut Marcilii Ficini visionem Platonis operum inveniam, atque intellegam, si potero.
Puto vero me oculos maiores quam stomachum habuisse/habere.
Etiam lego, die post diem, verbum ad verbum... quando, in secunda sententia e prima pagina introductionis invenio unum verbum ("fuere") quod non intellego.
Puto pro "fuit" eum prave id verbum ("fuere") scripsisse ad usum indicative active perfect. Sic in prima sententia, inveni unum errorem (charissimi =>clarissimi).
But this big error would be much surprising, this is why I consecro your help for understand this sentence.
There is how I understand the sentence : "How many times, I'm asking, Aristot's, Demosthen's, Homeros's, Hippocrat's, Galen's, Cicero's, Virgil's, Plin's, and other's who created (not sure I get what ejusdem means) memorial texts, have (has ?) been edited ?

Waiting for your help, gratas ante vobis ago, vale !
Regarding the sentence,

"eiusdem" means "of the same". It goes with "notae", so
How many times, I ask, have the monuments/memorials of Aristotle, ... and others of the same note/famousness been published / made common (evulgata) with images/figures? (that's what my dictionary gives for "typis" but it doesn't seem to make much sense, so I'd wait for some confirmation.)
 

Lanus

New Member
Tum, nullus error ibi ! (nisi mecum ;))
Puto typographem se cum "fuit" confudit ad usus indicative passive pluperfect esse. Sic in prima phrase, inveni unum typographo errorem (charissimi =>clarissimi).
Cum usus est monumenta, illorum nominum clarorum nominem est.
In this time (XVth century) "typo evulgo" seems to mean "publish, print".

Puto pro "fuit" eum prave id verbum ("fuere") scripsisse ad usum indicative active perfect.
Fuit evulgata => indicative passive pluperfect, no ?
 

Dantius

Homo Sapiens
Staff member
fuit evulgata is indicative passive perfect-ish, "fuit" alone is indicative active perfect, that's why I got confused.

But either way "fuere evulgata" = "fuerunt evulgata" = (classical Latin) evulgata sunt.
 
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