2. Nero: "Quasi homo tandem habitare coep[i]!" Nero dixit '[se] quasi homin[em] tandem habitare coep[isse]!
Well, ok, but I don't know how I was supposed to guess 'coepi'. Why would I assume Nero would speak in the perfect tense. I would have put 'coepio' and had him speak in the present and I would have had 'coepere' and not 'coepisse'.
pmda wrote:6. Aeneas: "Ubi est uxor mea? Cur me non sequitur?" Aeneas interrogavit 'ubi [esset] uxor [sua]? cur [se] non sequ[eretur].
This is where I get lost. First off. Why is the reported speech 'ubi esset....' not in the infinitive like all the other examples? Why not: Aeneas interrogavit 'Ubi fuisse uxorem suam? Cur se non secuta esse.'
Instead the entire solution is simply to convert it to imperfect subjunctive. Why?
9. Aeneas: "Quae pericula mihi vitanda sunt"? Aeneas ab Heleno quaesivit 'quae pericula [sibi] vitanda [essent]?'
- why subjunctive 'essent' and not infinitive 'fuisse'?
The original sentence is not subjunctive and I can't figure out why it becomes subjunctive when it's reported but wihtout the 'ut' clause.
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