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LLPSI Cap XLV

Postby pmda » Tue May 22, 2018 3:50 pm

In LLPSI Part II Cap XLV Orberg (Livy) gives us an account of Tarquin's way to power:

Two questions:

1) Hospitia

Latinorum sibi maxime gentem conciliabat, ut peregrinis quoque opibus tutior inter cives esset; hospitia cum primoribus eorum iungebat...

I'm not clear how the clause hospitia cum primoribus eorum iungebat works.

Who is doing the joining here? Tarquin? or the Hospitia?

What case is hospitia in? Accusative plural?

I can't understand the logic of the sentence. He joined hospitality to them? If he joined them with hospitia then shouldn't it be hospitiis...?

2) Invectus

Turnus Herdonius ab Aricia ferociter in absentem Tarquinium erat invectus.

simply means 'was incensed' or some such...? It is passive voice, right?
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Re: LLPSI Cap XLV

Postby mwh » Tue May 22, 2018 5:25 pm

1) Tarquin subject, hospitia object. To “join hospitia” with someone is to form friendly relations with them, to establish a guest-host relationship.

2) “T.H. fiercely attacked the absent Tarquinius.” invehor (intransitive) means inveigh against (that's the same word, now moribund in English), verbally attack or lay into. You can think of it as a deponent. Cf. vehor “travel.”
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Re: LLPSI Cap XLV

Postby pmda » Tue May 22, 2018 7:12 pm

invehor .right, L&S indicates that its passive meaning is, as you say.

thanks

So 'hospitia' is accusative plural, right?
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Re: LLPSI Cap XLV

Postby Hylander » Tue May 22, 2018 7:24 pm

Yes, accusative plural.

vehor vehi vectus -- Think of English "invective", in addition to "inveigh".
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