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More Pro Archia help needed

Postby Rufus Coppertop » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:54 pm

Does Latin allow for two subjects and two objects to use the same verb?

sic eius adventus celebrabantur, ut famam ingeni exspectatio hominis exspectationem ipsius adventus admiratioque superaret.


exspectatio and admiratio are nominative.
famam and exspectationem are accusative.
adventus is nominative.
superaret is the only verb I can see after the ut which introduces what is obviously a result clause.

The only sense I can make out of this is....
Expectation, the fame of the man's genius
and
arrival-and-admiration of (the man) himself expectation,
overcame (each other)
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Re: More Pro Archia help needed

Postby adrianus » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:02 am

"The anticipation/expectation of the man surpassed the renown of his character and the wonder of his arrival [surpassed] the anticipation/expectation."

The verb is implicitly repeated.
Verbum bis sonare subauditur.
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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Re: More Pro Archia help needed

Postby Rufus Coppertop » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:11 am

Gratias tibi do.
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