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Postby pmda » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:07 pm

In Orberg's LLPSI Cap 37 scripsit:

Italiae incolae primi Aborigines fuerunt, quorum rex Saturnus tanta iustitia fuisse dicitur....

Orberg explains; tanta iustitia as the ablative of the feminine noun iustitia, -ae. He says 'tanta iustitia' = tan iustus esse.

OK so I understand what it means but what literally does it mean. Iustitia is a noun not an adjective... is this an ablative of means meaning something like '....whose king Saturnus is said to have [ruled] by or with justice.....'? with 'regno, regnare' simply implied.....?
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Re: tanta iustitia dicitur...

Postby adrianus » Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:18 pm

tantâ justitiâ = so much/very just, I think "was [made] of/from so much justice" Ablative of Source or Material // Ablativum Materiae vel Causae ?
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Re: tanta iustitia dicitur...

Postby pmda » Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:27 am

gratias tibi ago Adriane
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