I don't know how many of you have used Bradley's Arnold Latin Prose Composition
, but it's what I have chosen to guide me through the wonders of Latin composition.
The idea of this thread is modeled on those that I have seen for texts like Lingua Latina
where the original poster maps his progress/asks for help on certain tricky bits--and the members of Textkit so generously offer their help
Help/suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Here's what I have so far:
1. I have been elected consul by the votes of the Roman people; you are favored by the enemies of the human race.
Consul suffragiÄ«s populÅrum RomanÅrum factus sum; tibi ab hostibus humanÄ« favÄ“tur.
2. The town had now been blockaded for three days; it was taken by assault on the fourth day.
Oppidum trÄ“s diÄ“s nunc obsessum erat; quattuor diÄ“ expugnatum est.
I'm a little concerned about the switching of tenses in the second sentence, i.e., moving from pluperfect passive (obsessum erat
) to perfect passive (expugnatum est
). Are my doubts well-founded?