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Help with Metamorphoses!

Postby kellyb » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:15 am

Can someone help me :Z I cant figure this out

"Tactusque loci natalis amore, clausus erat pelago"

And having touched the region for the love with (his) origins. <-- Closest ive gotten, Is this any bit right?

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Re: Help with Metamorphoses!

Postby MiguelM » Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:32 am

Hint: Remember that both tactus et clausus are /passive/ participles.
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Re: Help with Metamorphoses!

Postby benissimus » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:49 am

kellyb wrote:Can someone help me :Z I cant figure this out

"Tactusque loci natalis amore, clausus erat pelago"

And having touched the region for the love with (his) origins. <-- Closest ive gotten, Is this any bit right?

Thanks!

As MiguelM said, tactus means "touched" not "having touched" - same goes for clausus. Remember that the agent will be in the ablative. natalis does not mean "origins", but it is an adjective that means "of birth, native" - before assuming that it is being used as a noun, try to find a noun that agrees in case and gender. loci could not possibly be the thing being touched, since its form is either gen sg or nom/voc pl.
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