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similis + dat?

Postby pmda » Fri May 03, 2013 5:30 am

Ex LLPSI (Orberg) 8. Cur nemo Cupidinem pro Ascanio venientem agnovit?

Responsum meum: Facies Cupidinis mutata est ut ea similis faciei Ascanii esset. (similis + dat?)
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Re: similis + dat?

Postby Craig_Thomas » Fri May 03, 2013 7:08 am

The genitive is more usual, especially with people, but the dative is fine.

I think a more natural way to express this in Latin would be to say "facies eius in Ascanii faciem mutata/versa/conversa erat."
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