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Solve metus

Postby pmda » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:47 am

Hic versus notus Aeneidis est.

Sunt hic etiam sua praemia laudi;
sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt.
Solve metus; feret haec aliquam tibi fama salutem.

cur 'metus' nominativus (vocativus?!) et non accusativus est?
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Re: Solve metus

Postby whsiv » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:38 pm

immo, metūs accusativus pluralis est.
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Re: Solve metus

Postby pmda » Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:28 pm

Ahhhh.. gratias tibi ago...
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Re: Solve metus

Postby Calgacus » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:55 pm

Sometimes in poetry you can resolve (pardon the pun!) that 4th declension -us vs. -ūs problem with reference to the scansion; here it doesn't help because the following word (feret) begins with a consonant, but as whsiv says it must be accusative plural since the imperative solve precludes a nominative.
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