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Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Nesrad » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:39 pm

Ex. 25, B, 5. So far from cruelty having been shown in our case...

The key has: Tantum abest ut in nobis sit saevitum...

Shouldn't that be "in nos"? I've never seen saevio used with in + abl.
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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Hylander » Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:07 pm

in nos would mean "cruelty against us", wouldn't it? Not sure how in nobis fits here, though. What's the rest of the sentence, English and Latin? Is the speaker claiming he (or his group) did not commit cruelty or is he claiming that cruelty was not committed against him?
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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Nesrad » Mon Dec 25, 2017 4:57 pm

The English in Bradley's exercises is usually somewhat figurative, in order to force the student to contrive idiomatic Latin instead of translating literally. I have no problem with the key's answer except that "in nobis" should be "in nos" in my opinion. The full context is:

So far from cruelty having been shown in our case, a revolt and rebellion on the part of our forefathers has been twice over pardoned by England.
Tantum abest ut in nobis sit saevitum, ut defectioni ac rebellioni maiorum nostrorum semel atque iterum sit ab Anglis ignotum.
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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Hylander » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:23 pm

OK, I agree--should be in nos.
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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby mwh » Wed Dec 27, 2017 6:19 pm

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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Carolus Raeticus » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:51 pm

Salvete!

Hylander wrote:OK, I agree--should be in nos.

Is this certain? If that should be the case, I will update my transcription of the Key to Arnold's Latin Prose Composition (revised by G. G. Bradley).

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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Hylander » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:32 pm

Nothing you read on the internet is certain.
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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby mwh » Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:05 pm

I hesitated to say before, but I don’t see anything amiss with in nobis myself.
(Cf. OLD in 41d, 42?)
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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Nesrad » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:50 am

Carole, I wouldn't presume to correct Bradley except for obvious typos, which this is not.
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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Nesrad » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:57 am

Interestingly, Bradley has the accusative here:

Ex. 49, 3. Imperandum fuit militibus ut (a) caede desisterent (or jubendi fuere milites ... desistere), neu quem inermem trucidarent (neu in inermes saevirent); feminis certe puerisque, ne aegris dicam sauciisque, parcendum erat.
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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby mwh » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:16 am

Nesrad, I don’t think you should be focusing on the verb. Of course in nos would be grammatical and contextually appropriate, but the English has not “against us” but “in our case,” to which in nobis corresponds perfectly. Its temporary ambiguousness, in both the English and the Latin, is resolved only by the rest of the sentence.
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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Nesrad » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:25 am

That is plausible. Thanks.
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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Carolus Raeticus » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:23 pm

Thank you for the heads-up. Pretty complicated case, this one.

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Re: Exercise from Bradley's Arnold

Postby Hylander » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:09 pm

Live and learn.

I finally did what I should have done in the first place and trotted out the OLD. in sec. 42 (with ablative), gives the following (abbreviated) cites for "In the matter of (a person or a thing), when dealing with, etc.". I'll give just the cites (not the whole phrase), which everyone who's interested can look up on Perseus. If anyone doesn't recognize an abbreviation, just ask and I'll supply the full cite. I hope this is useful for those who don't have ready access to the OLD.

Ter. Haut. 193
Cic. Verr. 2.155; 4.46
Cic. Dom. 58
Cic. Sen. 68
Cic. Fin. 210
Cic. Tusc. 4.16
Caes. Civ. 3.84.3
Prop. 2.20.11
Liv. 27.42.3
Ov. Fast. 6.576
Vell. 1.12.7
Cels. 5.27.5.A
Plin. Ep. 6.23.2
Plin. Ep. Tra. 10.105 (106)
Gel. 10.26.7

I usually go for Lewis & Short simply because it's easier (and it's on line), but the article on in demonstrates how much better the OLD can be.
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