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ut iactūram faceret eius reī quā māximē omnium dēlectābātur

Postby Kachikawawa » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:31 pm

This is from Lingua Latina per se Illustrata:

"Anulum abiecit, cum sese nimis felicem esse censeret. (...) Tum amīcus eius, rēx Aegyptī, cum felīcitātem atque glōriam eius ingentem vidēret, tyrannō suā­sit, ut iactūram faceret eius reī quā māximē omnium dēlectābātur: ita deōrum invidiam āvertī posse spērā­bat. "

"He threw the ring, because he thought that he was very happy(?). Then his firend, king of Egypt, when he saw his happiness and his great glory, advised the tyran to make throwing of his thing which (?): and so he hoped being able to avoid the trap of the gods"

I'm having trouble understanding these highlighted words and phrases.
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Re: ut iactūram faceret eius reī quā māximē omnium dēlectābā

Postby Shenoute » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:23 am

I think:
- eius rei "of this thing"
- qua delectabatur "by which he was pleased"
- maxime omnium "most of all"

> "He urged the tyran to get rid of this thing by which he was delighted most of all" > "He urged the tyran to get rid of this thing which delighted him more than anything else".
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Re: ut iactūram faceret eius reī quā māximē omnium dēlectābā

Postby mwh » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:52 pm

Anulum abiecit, cum sese nimis felicem esse censeret: He threw away the ring, since he reckoned he was too happy. (nimis not just “very” but excessively, overly.) censeo takes an acc.&infin. construction. sese (= se) is the required accusative, referring to the subject of censeret. Lit. he thought himself to be too happy. Compare e.g. censeo me stultum esse, I reckon I’m stupid.

tyrannō suāsit, ut iactūram faceret eius reī quā māximē omnium dēlectābātur: He urged the tyrant to make a throwing-away of that thing by which he was delighted most of all, i.e. to jettison the thing that was most precious of all to him.
iactura is cognate with (ab)iecit.

ita deōrum invidiam āvertī posse spērābat: In this way he was hoping that the envy of the gods could be averted. (invidia not insidiae!) Another acc.&inf., and averti is passive not active.
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Re: ut iactūram faceret eius reī quā māximē omnium dēlectābā

Postby Kachikawawa » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:44 pm

Thanks!!! I don't know why I keep mixing things up, I'll try to pay more attention :lol:
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Re: ut iactūram faceret eius reī quā māximē omnium dēlectābā

Postby Barry Hofstetter » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:39 pm

Kachikawawa wrote:Thanks!!! I don't know why I keep mixing things up, I'll try to pay more attention :lol:


Nothing that more practice won't solve.
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Re: ut iactūram faceret eius reī quā māximē omnium dēlectābā

Postby Kachikawawa » Wed May 02, 2018 11:42 pm

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
Kachikawawa wrote:Thanks!!! I don't know why I keep mixing things up, I'll try to pay more attention :lol:


Nothing that more practice won't solve.

I guess so. Practice, practice and more practise.
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