pmda wrote:I posted this this am but its not here so I'll try again....
Just to cofirm my understanding I posted this earlier in the thread but then posted something else immediately under it so it got lost. I have revised it slightly also.
In answer to:
Ubi sunt margaritae Aemiliae?
Could I write:
Margaritae eius in collo eo est.
Does that look OK? The subject is Margaritae and NOT Aemilia and so it's gotta be eius...eo.... and not sua .....suo right?
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Matthaeus, in capitulo Evangeli sui duodevicesimo, in versu sex, wrote:qui autem scandalizaverit unum de pusillis istis, qui in me credunt, expedit ei ut suspendatur mola asinaria in collo ejus, et demergatur in profundum maris.
Anyone however who corrupts one of these little ones who believe in me, it is best that an a_s_s's millstone be hung round his neck and he be dropped into [drowned in] the depths of the sea.
grammatically correct as ‘eius' in this case does not refer to the subject of the phrase “ dum spes eius firma manebat” (where the subject is SPES), but to the subject of the main phrase, i.e. “Interea, RUFILLA, Salvii uxor………pollicebatur….”, and then EIUS shows a non-reflexive possession.
qui autem scandalizaverit unum de pusillis istis, qui in me credunt, expedit ei ut suspendatur mola asinaria in collo ejus, et demergatur in profundum maris.