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Postby darthanakin » Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:50 pm

Regarding that exercise,
The judges commanded the savages to be seized and to be killed.
Iudices barbari occupare et interficere iusserunt?
Is occupare supposed to be used?
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Postby bellum paxque » Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:26 pm

occupare to me as the sense of seizing (taking over) land, not actually seizing someone. I think the word you want is apprehendi (to be seized) from apprehendo, -ere. Also possible is rapi (to be snatched, seized) from rapio, -ere.

Also, it's barbaros apprehendi. Remember that iubeo takes the accusative/infinitive construction. And the infinitives are passive, not active: to be seized, not to seize. Note apprehendi in my explanation above.

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