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...victis est

Postby pmda » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:45 am

In LLPSI Orberg scripsit.

Ilioneus ad Didonem: non venimus ut praedam faciamus - non tanta vis neque tanta superbia victis est.

= non victis est tanta vis neque tanta superbia. ?

Dative of interest?

We are not so victorious so as to have such power and pride ??
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Re: ...victis est

Postby adrianus » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:56 am

I would say it's a dative of possession.
Possessionis dativus est casus, dicam.
"such violence and arrogance is not to the victors"
"victors don't have such violence and arrogance"
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: ...victis est

Postby Qimmik » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:05 pm

Victis is the passive participle. It means not "the victors" but "the vanquished." "Those who have been defeated don't have so much force or arrogance."
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Re: ...victis est

Postby pmda » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:19 pm

Thanks Adrianus and Quimmik. Quimmik. Noted re passive '...to the vanquished'.
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Re: ...victis est

Postby pmda » Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:28 pm

= Nos qui superati sunt non tantam vim neque superbiam habemus ut praedam hic venemur.
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Re: ...victis est

Postby adrianus » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:25 am

Qimmik wrote:Victis is the passive participle. It means not "the victors" but "the vanquished." "Those who have been defeated don't have so much force or arrogance."

Thanks, Qimmik. I didn't notice.
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