mountaindew wrote:This is the original Sentence:
Ambulabam per mediam urbem levia mecum cogitans, ut meus est mos. Te in foro stantem cum femina vidi.
This is what I have so far:
I easily walked through the middle of the city thinking with me, with my he is mine. You in (foro) leading) with the woman (visi).
I think I have the first sentence mostly right- but I have no idea what to do with foro or visi. Any help would be greatly appreciated...as I'm trying to this myself but do need a little help from the experts!
"I was walking through the middle of the city, thinking some trifling thoughts to myself, as is my habit. I saw you in the forum standing with a woman."
I believe "levia" is being used in the abstract here, substantively, which is often the case with plural, neuter adjectives. "Mecum" is a way of saying "with myself," i.e. "to myself." "ut meus est mos." "ut" is here the adverb "as." "mos" is habit/custom. Te stantem goes together, "you standing," to form the whole object of the verb, "I saw/vidi," which is the first person perfect of "vido."