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Putasne eam rem dis superis curae esse?

Postby pmda » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:40 pm

In Orberg's LLPSI Cap XL Dido ad Aeneam: Putasne eam rem dis superis curae esse?

You think this thing to be of concern to the high Gods.

....with dis in the dative ??
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Re: Putasne eam rem dis superis curae esse?

Postby Qimmik » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:21 pm

dis = deis

Esse curae means "to be as a care to", "to be of concern to."

Allen & Greenough 382.1 calls this "dative of purpose or end." This is a "double dative" construction. The person(s) for whom the subject of esse is a concern concern or care are also in the dative.
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Re: Putasne eam rem dis superis curae esse?

Postby pmda » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:31 pm

Gratias tibi ago...
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