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Chapter 22 workbook translating English to Latin

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Chapter 22 workbook translating English to Latin

Postby spqr » Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:43 pm

Wheelock answer is : Iussit eos defendere rem publicam periculo. I wrote: Iussit eos rem publicam periculo defendere. Does my translation contain ambiguity because two accusatives are placed next to each other? Also what about: Eos rem publicam periculo defendere iussit?
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Re: Chapter 22 workbook translating English to Latin

Postby thesaurus » Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:58 pm

I don't see any ambiguity. Technically either accusative could be the object of iussit, but in having "rem publicam periculo" together implies that it's the republic that's being modified by the ablative of separation here.
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute
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