Metamorphoses II: 241

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
Nec sortīta locō distantēs flūmina rīpās
tūta manent

This one has me stumped. One of the cribs has: Nor do rivers which have their banks distant in location remain safe. Does this sound right? rivers that were allotted banks distant from the action?
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Yes.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
In school, a crib sheet is a piece of paper with notes on it that you bring to a test as some kind of cheating aid.

So I'd take it to be a hint from a commentary or translation.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
Does this sound right? rivers that were allotted banks distant from the action?
It's a complicated way of saying that even distant places were affected by the Paethon catastrophe.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
In school, a crib sheet is a piece of paper with notes on it that you bring to a test as some kind of cheating aid.

So I'd take it to be a hint from a commentary or translation.
Ah, I see. Not used in the US afaik.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
It speaks to the excellence of your character that you don't know what that is.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
Is that a sarcastic comment? I've heard the term used in other connotations.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
It seems to be really hard to compliment people on this board without them turning suspicious.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Oh LOL.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
That's merely the way I see it. I hope my comment won't deter you from posting omnino. :)
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Surely no one wishes Bitmap to stop posting.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
I've always thought a crib was a cradle for a small child.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
A crib is many things.
 

Matthaeus

Vemortuicida strenuus
LOL, we hijacked poor Cinefactus' thread talking about this!
 
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