They think the best speaker is also going to be the best new leader. This isn't the best example, but Hitler was a great speaker and many Germans turned to him for leadership after WWI.But I don't think that's right because it doesn't make sense to me. why would the people turn to the "most powerful speaker" if a tyrant had just been killed?
fancyfree wrote:Here's another difficult spot from chapter 27, "Thanks a lot, Tully"
(don't want to be a bother tho)
Disertissime Romuli nepotum, Romuli's most learned descendent
quot sunt quotque fuere, Marce Tulli, as many as there are and have
been, Marcus Tullius,
quotque post aliis erunt in annis, and as many others will be in
the years to come
gratias tibi maximas Catullus thank you most great Catullus
agit, pessimus omnium poeta... he leads, the worst poet of all...
it seems to jump from M.T. to Catullus and I don't know why.
How would one translate "agit" to make sense? Thanks a lot, fancyfree.
They think the best speaker is also going to be the best new leader. This isn't the best example, but Hitler was a great speaker and many Germans turned to him for leadership after WWI.
I interpreted the turning as happening after the announcement because nuntiata is the perfect passive participle and the perfect tense indicates action prior to the main event.Hm. I always thought it meant that they turned toward him with great hope because he was bringing good news. You know, that big mean tyrant is dead. now.
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