phil96 wrote:Unit 5, Prelim. Ex., 7. raises an interesting question.
"Patriam populi territi invadere non debetis"
Is it "you ought not invade -- you should stay away from their country" or "you don't have to invade -- there is no obligation to invade"?
In other words, does "non" here negate the action or the obligation to act?
I _think_ it ought to be the latter but, then, I'm not a Roman.
And if it's the one, how would you express the other?
both of those translations are the same negation, you have merely expressed the obligation in different ways
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