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Cupidus sum patriae videndae

Postby pmda » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:33 pm

In LLPSI Orberg scripsit:

Ego vero, etsi cupidus sum patriae videndae, officium meum praestabo sicut ceteri milites Romani, quorum magnus numerus in Germania est.

Nonne 'patriae videndae' genitivus gerundivum est?
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Re: Cupidus sum patriae videndae

Postby Craig_Thomas » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:14 am

Ita.

Cupidus sum patriae videndae = uolō patriam vidērī (i.e., uolō patriam vidēre)
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Re: Cupidus sum patriae videndae

Postby MatthaeusLatinus » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:38 am

videre et videri non eadem res sunt!
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Re: Cupidus sum patriae videndae

Postby Craig_Thomas » Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:58 am

They aren't, but they express the same thing here. Cupidus sum patriae videndae means "I want my homeland to be seen". Obviously, the homeland is to be seen ā mē, and so this is equivalent to an active sentence like uolō patriam meam vidēre.
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Re: Cupidus sum patriae videndae

Postby MatthaeusLatinus » Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:18 am

nunc plane liquet
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Re: Cupidus sum patriae videndae

Postby pmda » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:36 am

Gratias tibi ago.
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