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aegra ex oculis aufugit...cunctantem...parentem.

Postby pmda » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:40 pm

Orberg LLPSI XL...

His dictis medium sermonem abrumpit et aegra ex oculis aufugit, linquens eum cunctantem et multa dicere parentem.

aegra [neut. nom. pl. ?] [lacrima]? Fem. Nom. Sing. ?

parentem ? nonne participium est?

With these words she stopped suddenly and tears fell from her eyes, withdrawing from him as he hesitated and with many words assented....? Not sure what 'multa dicere'...is doing...
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Re: aegra ex oculis aufugit...cunctantem...parentem.

Postby Qimmik » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:08 pm

aegra ex oculis aufugit - she fled sick from his eyes [i.e., from his presence]. aegra agrees with the feminine subject.

parentem is an error for parantem: " . . . leaving him hesitating and preparing to say many things."

Here's what Vergil wrote (Aen.IV):

his medium dictis sermonem abrumpit et auras
aegra fugit seque ex oculis auertit et aufert,
linquens multa metu cunctantem et multa parantem 390
dicere.
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Re: aegra ex oculis aufugit...cunctantem...parentem.

Postby pmda » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:24 pm

Parantem it is - the error is mine and not Orberg's. thanks for your excellent guidance.
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Re: aegra ex oculis aufugit...cunctantem...parentem.

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Re: aegra ex oculis aufugit...cunctantem...parentem.

Postby Qimmik » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:02 am

linquens multa metu cunctantem et multa parantem
dicere.


These are some of the saddest lines in the Aeneid, which isn't a happy poem.
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