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Orberg LLPSI Cap XLV - Dative with Adjective?

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Orberg LLPSI Cap XLV - Dative with Adjective?

Postby pmda » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:49 am

Ibi tam atrox invidia in Turnum orta est, gladiis in medio positis, ut sine iudicio — novo genere supplici — deiectus in aquam, crate super iniecta, mergeretur.

There such a terrible hatred arose for Turnus, the swords placed in the centre, that without any authority - given to fresh pleas for mercy - he was thrown into the water, a mesh thrown on top, and drowned (sunk.)

Novo genere supplici is a bit tricky. I take it thatgenere infinitive of geno, genere ( is to bring forth)? Allen & Greenough has the following concerning dative with adjective..

384. The dative is used with adjectives (and a few Adverbs) of fitness, nearness, likeness, service, inclination, and their opposites.1

Nihil est tam nātūrae aptum. (Lael. 17)
Nothing is so fitted to nature.

So would supplici be the adjectival form - supplex, supplicis?
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Re: Orberg LLPSI Cap XLV - Dative with Adjective?

Postby Shenoute » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:06 am

I think it is novo genere from novum genus "by a new kind". Supplici, a typo for the genitive supplicii (from supplicium)?
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Re: Orberg LLPSI Cap XLV - Dative with Adjective?

Postby pmda » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:46 am

..oh yes you're right. Sorry for wasting your time. I should be more careful.
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Re: Orberg LLPSI Cap XLV - Dative with Adjective?

Postby Shenoute » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:09 am

No problem!
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