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De Capitulo XXIX LLPSI

Postby pmda » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:07 pm

In Orberg: LLPSI is scribit:

Ita repente interrogatus Medus 'se pecuniam e sacculo domini surripuisse' confitetur.

I'm not sure what Ita repente is referring to. I'm taking it that the whole sentence means: Medus immediately replied thus (Ita).... or, more literally: In this way immediately upon being asked Medus confessed.....'
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Re: De Capitulo XXIX LLPSI

Postby Sceptra Tenens » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:22 pm

When I clicked "reply", I intended to say that it meant "he immediately confessed". But, now, I don't think that's what it means. I think that repente is locked between ita and interrogatus for a reason, yielding "Having thus been unexpectedly asked". So:

"Having been so unexpectedly asked, Medus immediately confessed to have stolen the money from the purse".
mihi iussa capessere fas est
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Re: De Capitulo XXIX LLPSI

Postby pmda » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:46 pm

I'd considered that exact alternative....not sure
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Re: De Capitulo XXIX LLPSI

Postby adrianus » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:20 am

As Sceptra Tenens says. // Ut dicit Sceptra Tenens.
Ita repente interrogatus // "So suddenly/unexpectedly questioned/challenged/interrogated/cross-examined was he"
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: De Capitulo XXIX LLPSI

Postby pmda » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:34 am

Thanks. I guess that's right.
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