Quid sum? (What am I?) Latin writing game

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member

john abshire

Well-Known Member
Sum doesn't take a direct object. Res here must agree with the subject of sum, the implied nominative ego.

Yes, of course it does. Why wouldn't it?
Ah, the predicate nominative, (again)
Sum non viva res.

And, to make faciendos agree with res:
Usurpor ad faciendas res.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
I think you must be some kind of metal. Iron (ferrum)?
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
In me quiescit regina clarissima, sui generis ultima, de qua inter alios fabulam eximiam eximius poeta scripsit. Nemo scit ubi sim. At quid sim, fortasse tu, lector, scies.
 

Agrippa

Civis Illustris
Cleopatra's mausoleum, I presume.
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
Staff member
Yes.
 

Agrippa

Civis Illustris
Mons ego sum mirus: cives nam me cumularunt,
Meque lavas undis tu, Tiberine pater.


Hoc disticho perlecto oro te mihi dicas quis sim.
 

Agrippa

Civis Illustris
The Aventine? Mons or collis I know not.
Mausoleum of Augustus?
(Mons Augustus, when it was abandoned and grown over)
Vehementer doleo, amici, quod in errore versamini.
Mons Aventinus non a civibus, sed natura factus est.
Mons qui vocabatur Augustus ab hominibus quidem constructus est, sed quod attinet ad pristinam eius formam, ex qua mausoleum illud nomen cepit, his diebus non iam conspici potest.
Montem illum mirum ab hominibus cumulatum qui ego sum etiamnunc admirari potestis.
:)
 

Notascooby

Active Member
Are you the big pile of broken pots (testae?) Can't remember what it is called.

Acervus testarum ruptarum Magnus, my attempt at "big pile of broken pots"
 
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