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3 Sentences Translation (Latin to English)

Postby deus123 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:16 pm

Could you give me some help with these sentences from Latin to English, explaining any grammatical points I've got wrong so I understand in the future? My translations are just my attempts which I would appreciate it if you could correct.

    consilium tuum melius meo est. Your plan is better than mine.
    plures milites in silva quam in castris manebant. More soldiers were staying in the wood than in the camps.
    peiorem servum numquam vidi. I have never seen a worse slave.
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Re: 3 Sentences Translation (Latin to English)

Postby thesaurus » Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:58 pm

deus123 wrote:Could you give me some help with these sentences from Latin to English, explaining any grammatical points I've got wrong so I understand in the future? My translations are just my attempts which I would appreciate it if you could correct.

    consilium tuum melius meo est. Your plan is better than mine.
    plures milites in silva quam in castris manebant. More soldiers were staying in the wood than in the camps.
    peiorem servum numquam vidi. I have never seen a worse slave.


Your translations all appear correct. Good work! (You might say "in the forest" instead of "in the wood[s].")
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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Re: 3 Sentences Translation (Latin to English)

Postby modus.irrealis » Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:30 pm

With "castra", I believe it usually means just "camp", and that's how I read it here.
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