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Quae fortuna te revisit, Hectoris Andromache?

Postby pmda » Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:25 pm

In LLPSI Cap XXXVIII Aeneas dicit: Quae fortuna te revisit, Hectoris Andromache?

= Quid Hectori accidit? / Cur fortuna Hectoris in mentem tuam oritur?

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Re: Quae fortuna te revisit, Hectoris Andromache?

Postby Carolus Raeticus » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:19 pm

Salve!

Could you give a bit more context (= a bit of the text before the sample phrase)? And what is exactly the question?

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Re: Quae fortuna te revisit, Hectoris Andromache?

Postby pmda » Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:48 pm

Carolus

Aeneas has just met Andromache former wife of Hector (who has died at Troy) upon his arrival in Buthrotum. She is invoking the spirit of Hector her husband who she knows is dead .

She asks 'Hector ubi est?...' Aeneas turbatus paucis [verbis] respondit: “Vivo equidem vitamque per maxima pericula servo. Ne dubitaveris! Sed quae fortuna te revisit, Hectoris Andromache?” Illa vultum demisit et parva voce locuta est: ‘se et Helenum Troia capta a Pyrrho in Epirum abductos esse; postea vero, cum Pyrrhus interfectus esset ab Oreste, Agamemnonis filio, Helenum Chaonia, parte Epiri extrema, potitum esse et se uxorem duxisse.'

Seems he is asking her why she is dwelling the fate of Hector....
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Re: Quae fortuna te revisit, Hectoris Andromache?

Postby Alatius » Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:43 pm

Salve Pmda! Etiam nunc omisisti partem quae pertinet ad rem, puto:

"Nate deā, vivisne?" [Andromache] inquit, "aut, si a mortuis revenis, dic mihi: Hector ubi est?" ... "Vivo equidem ... Sed quae fortuna te revisit, Hectoris Andromache?"

Aeneas dicit se vivere, nec a mortuis revenisse. Itaque nescit ubi Hector sit, neque vult/potest de eo loqui. Quam ob rem sermonem mutat ("Sed...") rogans quid Andromachae post Troiam captam acciderit ("quae fortuna te revisit?"). Nominat eam "Hectoris Andromache", id est, "O Andromache, vidua Hectoris!".

Locutio quae est "fortuna revisit" videtur mihi esse sat poetica; memento haec omnia esse ex Vergilio sumpta.
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Re: Quae fortuna te revisit, Hectoris Andromache?

Postby pmda » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:11 pm

Hic est quod omisi.

...Hector ubi est? lacrimasque effudit et omnem locum clamore implevit.. (?)
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Re: Quae fortuna te revisit, Hectoris Andromache?

Postby Carolus Raeticus » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:50 pm

Alatius' answer ought to be sufficient. For the sake of completeness I am adding the relevant links:


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