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Argis ?

Postby pmda » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:52 pm

In Cap XXXIX of LLPSI Orberg scripsit.

Urbs antiqua fuit, Karthago, in ora Africae contra Italiam sita, dives atque bellicosa. Hanc urbem Iuno magis aliis omnibus dilexisse dicitur, hoc regnum omnium gentium esse volebat. Sed audiverat genus a Troiano sanguine ortum olim arcem Karthaginis expugnaturum esse. Id metuens et memor veteris belli quod ad Troiam pro caris Argis gesserat (nondum oblita erat causam irae ac doloris: iudicium Paridis, qui Venerem deam pulcherrimam esse iudicaverat), Troianos per mare totum iactatos longe a Latio arcebat. Itaque fatis acti multos iam annos circum omnia maria errabant.

Quid est 'Argis'? Argi, -orum (m) : urbs Peloponnesi aut aliquis deus ?

She waged war against Troy 'for the love of Argus'?.... Orbeg occasionally introduces words especially proper nouns and doesn't explain who or what they mean or what case / gender they have. I'm wondering is this what has happened here. Is there some back story about Argus the God that I need to know to make sense of this....
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Re: Argis ?

Postby adrianus » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:11 pm

Urbs est.
L&S, http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.04.0059%3Aentry%3DArgos wrote:Argŏs , n. (only nom. and acc.), more freq. in the plur. Argi , ōrum, m. (Varr. L. L. 9, § 89 Müll.: Graecanice hoc Argos, cum Latine Argei; cf. Prob. p. 1447 P.; Phocae Ars, p. 1707 P.), = Ἄργος.
I. A.. Argos, the capital of Argolis, in the Peloponnesus, sacred to Juno...
B. Poet., Argos is sometimes put for the whole of Greece, Luc. 10, 60.


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Re: Argis ?

Postby pmda » Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:31 pm

gratias tibi ago Adriane
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