CASTUS DISCIPULUS CORPORIS ERO

DucuntFata

New Member

What type of genitive is this? Could you translate this as "I shall be a chaste follower/student of (someone's/the) body?"

Thank you
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

Those are likely enough translations. It could be about a student of anatomy, or it could be a guy who wants to "study" a woman's body and promises he'll do so in a chaste way. :confused: It's hard to tell without any context. Where does the sentence come from?
 

DucuntFata

New Member

Unfortunately I don't know, it was written down from a now forgotten book by a family member who find it funny that I study latin. But it is a simple objective genitive, right?

This is the other sentence she gave me:

ME TIBI DEDO AD ARBITRIUM TUUM DUCTU TUO

But I am not sure of how to translate this one. Any ideas?
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima

  • Civis Illustris

  • Patrona

But it is a simple objective genitive, right?
Yes.
This is the other sentence she gave me:

ME TIBI DEDO AD ARBITRIUM TUUM DUCTU TUO

But I am not sure of how to translate this one. Any ideas?
Something like "I give myself over to you, according to your will, under your guidance".
 

DucuntFata

New Member

Sorry. It's from De erote libellus, cited by the danish author Erwin Neutzsky-Wulff in his book "Magi" ("Magic"). The paragraph runs as follows:

Credit stultus se in ripa artem natandi discere posse, se morti non objicit conditionibus et exceptionibus autem aucupi evadet passerculus. Curre vehi volo inquit agaso, equos jungere non ausus. Jecorosus et moribundus vitandus proinde discipula ad suum praeceptorem futurum scribit: Me tibi dedo ad arbitrium tuum ductu tuo neque in me tibi alienum sit casta pedisequa corporis ero, et ille rescribit: Me animi culturae tui dedo nec animum meum avertet alia ratio. Nec imperium praeceptricis detrectat discipulus, non nisi timore supplicatio contumeliosa, bellator fortissimus regio infanti pedem osculatur. Auctoritas vera a superiore loco, rex in templo poplite subsidit. Ecce homines hujus aetatis, regibus nec obediunt nec eos percutiunt, nec matrimonium ineunt nec continenter vivunt, vivere nolunt et mori nolunt.
 
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