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Pro Archia - please help.

Postby Rufus Coppertop » Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:52 am

I'm working through Pro Archia but the section italicized and underlined is driving me crazy.

ac ne quis a nobis hoc ita dici forte miretur quod alia quaedam in hoc facultas sit ingeni, neque haec dicendi ratio aut disciplina

quod - because
sit - he/it may be
facultas ingeni - abundance of talent
quaedam - a / a certain - it's feminine and nominative, so does it go with facultas?
alia - another / a different - it's ablative but because it's feminine, it can't go with in hoc.

I really don't know how to put this together in a way that makes sense.
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Re: Pro Archia - please help.

Postby Nesrad » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:44 pm

alia is nom. and goes with quaedam and facultas:

"and lest anyone be amazed that I should say it this way, because there is some other skill of character..."
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Re: Pro Archia - please help.

Postby Rufus Coppertop » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:41 pm

Nesrad wrote:alia is nom. and goes with quaedam and facultas:

"and lest anyone be amazed that I should say it this way, because there is some other skill of character..."


Of course alia is nominative! Why the blazes couldn't I see that?

Thank you Nesrad. In fact, gratias tibi do.
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