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...longe ante alios acceptissimus militum animis

Postby pmda » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:49 pm

Multitudini tamen rex gratior fuit quam patribus, longe ante alios acceptissimus militum animis.

Multitudini tamen rex gratior fuit quam patribus,

= rex populum romanum magis placet quam patros urbi,

[et id quod succedit difficile est]

...longe ante alios acceptissimus militum animis. : longe (adv) ante (prep) alios (m. acc pl) acceptissimus (masc. nom. sing.) militum (masc. gen. pl.) animis (dat aut abl pl.)

= Romulus acceptior animis militum Romanorum quam ullus alius dux.
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Re: ...longe ante alios acceptissimus militum animis

Postby Qimmik » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:59 pm

Rex populo romano magis placet [placuit] quam patribus urbis.

Romulus acceptior animis militum Romanorum quam ullus alius dux. OK.
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Re: ...longe ante alios acceptissimus militum animis

Postby pmda » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:01 am

Gratias tibi ago Qimmik.
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Re: ...longe ante alios acceptissimus militum animis

Postby pmda » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:47 am

with respect to 'animis'. The meanings of 'anima, -ae' and 'animus, -i' appear to overlap (at least in my dictionary).

I suspect the idiom here is animus, -i - that is 'in the minds of the military.....'
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Re: ...longe ante alios acceptissimus militum animis

Postby Qimmik » Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:32 pm

I suspect the idiom here is animus, -i - that is 'in the minds of the military.....'

You're almost certainly right. The basic meaning of anima is "breath" or "life force" and is used to mean "mind" or "soul" in a more philosophical or intellectual sense.

Animus has a broader range of meanings, which include "mind," "spirit," "emotions," etc.

http://perseus.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.0:2638.lewisandshort
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Re: ...longe ante alios acceptissimus militum animis

Postby pmda » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:44 pm

Thanks Qimmik
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