I've got a question for you guys. I'm working on an English to Latin exercise and, lo and behold, the first sentence gave me guff.
Here's the English:
I have been elected consul by the votes of the Roman people.
And my Latin:
Consul Ä suffragiÄ«s populÅrum RomanÅrum factus sum.
This is my first contact with deponent or semi-deponent verbs (or whatever this is) in Latin, and I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. It seems as though the English sentence is calling for a passive verb. Is fiÅ simply active in form but passive in meaning? Does it naturally just have the sense of "be made/elected"?
Is factus sum the correct form? It looks like a perfect and a passive... but it seems as though this is a particularly tricky verb, and one can never be too sure.
Your help would be greatly appreciated!