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ei vim attulerat...

Postby pmda » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:05 pm

In Orberg's LLPSI Cap XXXVII he has:

Ecce virgo Cassandra crinibus passis a templo Minervae (ubi Aiax, Oilei, filius, ei vim attulerat).

Now I know there is no genitive or dative of vis (singular) and that vim is accusative. But what's vim doing in this sentence. It seems to mean (...where Aiax, son of Oileus, brought her violence - did violence to her)...assaulted her..,,
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Re: ei vim attulerat...

Postby adrianus » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:52 pm

pmda wrote:did violence to her)...assaulted her

Exactly. // Ad unguem, "eam violaverat".
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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