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Being interested in Late Antiquity and wanting to increase my skill in Latin, I've started to read/translate the Iohannidos of Corippus. In the preface lies this couplet:
Concitat ad cantus series ditissima rerum:
incalui gestis frigidus ingenio.
Mostly what gets me is the relationship between gestis and ingenio. Both can be dative and ablative, but they are differing in case -- which sucks, because if they weren't, it would make a lot of sense.
The translation I have so far is thus:
The richest order rush up to my songs of great matters:
Having been frigid, I heat up at their bearing my talent.
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Forsit hoc: // Maybe this?
"A most splendid sequence of events spurs me to [make these] recitations;
Cool by nature, I [/my passion] was stirred by [these] deeds."
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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