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Exercise to be corrected by my friends

Postby Leonidas » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:17 pm

How to do it?

1)Magister meus amici mei discipulus fuit

2) Proelium non magistris sed pueris perniciosum fuerat


Here my answers: 1)My master was a disciple of my friend

2) Sorry,a couldnt translate it: I beg for your help! :lol:
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Postby Ulpianus » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:31 pm

1 looks right to me (though I would prefer "teacher" to "master" as a basic definition of magister so as not to get muddled with dominus).

2 I'd translate (I think, it's an odd sentiment): The battle had been dangerous/destructive for the boys not the teachers. Literally: the battle not for the teachers but for the boys dangerous had been. What you have is a simple sentence proelium ... perniciosum fuerat and two datives non magistris sed pueris which indicate the people for whom the battle was dangerous.
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Thanks Ulpianus

Postby Leonidas » Sun Mar 07, 2004 2:02 pm

Ulpianus wrote:1 looks right to me (though I would prefer "teacher" to "master" as a basic definition of magister so as not to get muddled with dominus).

2 I'd translate (I think, it's an odd sentiment): The battle had been dangerous/destructive for the boys not the teachers. Literally: the battle not for the teachers but for the boys dangerous had been. What you have is a simple sentence proelium ... perniciosum fuerat and two datives non magistris sed pueris which indicate the people for whom the battle was dangerous.
Thanks a lot my friend,you helped me quite a lot. Concerning the translation of Magister to "Master",it is because I am Brazilian and in fact the word was "master" in Portuguese so I had to put the translation in english to ask your help!
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