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Postby pmda » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:17 pm

In Exercitia Latina XLI, exercitium 1 Orberg has (Q.6) the following:

Ante adventum Aeneae Lavinia Turno, regi Rutulorum, sponsa fuerat.

I take it this is a purely adjectival use of the word rather than a participle but that 'sponsa erat' would have been just as good, right?
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Re: sponsa furerat

Postby Qimmik » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:39 am

This is an alternative periphrastic form of the pluperfect.

In the print version of Allen & Greenough, this is explained in a footnote attached to the passive paradigm of amo (page 94). Unfortunately, the on-line version doesn't seem to include the passive paradigm for this verb.
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Re: sponsa furerat

Postby pmda » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:11 pm

Thanks Quimmik
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