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ferox viribus

Postby pmda » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:05 pm

Ibi cum eum somnus oppressisset, pastor quidam nomine Cacus, ferox viribus, boves pulcherrimos e grege rapere et praedam in speluncam suam abdere voluit.

ferox viribus? - mad with power? This doesn't seem very intuitive. A shepherd driven mad with power seems a bit odd. Do I have this wrong...
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Re: ferox viribus

Postby whsiv » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:11 pm

Salve,

Brutally strong, maybe, or brutal in respect to his strength. ferox is in apposition to Cacus (nominative), and viribus you could call an ablative of specification/quality/description.
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Re: ferox viribus

Postby pmda » Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:26 pm

Gratias tibi ago.
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Re: ferox viribus

Postby adrianus » Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:49 am

In my part of the world, people say "fiercely strong" or "fierce strong" and "fiercely proud" or "fierce proud" and "fierce handsome", with "fiercely" meaning "extremely".
Nostrâ in regione, ferociter vel ferox pro adprimè dicitur.
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: ferox viribus

Postby pmda » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:49 pm

I guess since he drags the cattle by the tail into the cave he's got to be pretty fit..
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Re: ferox viribus

Postby pmda » Sun Sep 15, 2013 2:49 pm

I guess since he drags the cattle by the tail into the cave he's got to be pretty fit..
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