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Dative of purpose

Postby pmda » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:25 pm

I just want to clear something up.

Oberg in instructions for Part II of LLPSI discusses the dative of purpose and gives the following example:

Aedes Castoris consecrata est diis Castori et Polluci, Iovis filiis geminis, qui Sapius Romanis in proeliis auxilio venerunt. (1.140)

...drawing our attention to 'auxilio venerunt' only. BUT what about the other datives in this sentence. 'Romanis'? 'proeliis' ? are these part of the dative of purpose...?

Aedes Castoris consecrata est diis [dat] Castori [dat] et Polluci [dat] , Iovis filiis [dat] geminis [dat] , qui Sapius Romanis [dat] in proeliis [dat?] auxilio [dat] venerunt. (1.140)

Literaly they came TO the help etc.....

A lot of datives. Are they all dative of purpose...?
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Re: Dative of purpose

Postby adrianus » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:15 pm

Minimé. Objecti indirecti est alibi dativus casus.
No. They (the others) are dative of the indirect object.

Sapius [sic] = saepius (quite/pretty/relatively often)

in proeliis [ablativo]
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Re: Dative of purpose

Postby pmda » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:47 am

gratias tibi ago
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Re: Dative of purpose

Postby pmda » Sat Dec 08, 2012 9:47 am

gratias tibi ago
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Re: Dative of purpose

Postby Junya » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:32 pm

It would be helpful if you check the words whether they are singular or plural.
Usually a singular word and a plural word work separately in a sentence.
So auxilio and romanis proeliis work separately.
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