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Loci Immutati 22

Postby Whilom » Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:57 pm

Alright, within the first two lines I'm already having trouble. So far I have "Do not seek – it is wrong to know – which goal to me, which to you...". I don't understand what "di" is in the second line. A number? The gods?
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Postby anphph » Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:13 am

"Di" is a syncopated form for "Dei". I am sure we would be able to help you more if you'd post the sentence.
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Postby modus.irrealis » Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:42 am

I would take finis here in the sense "end" = "death". dederint here is in the subjunctive because Latin uses the subjunctive in indirect questions, and since it's the perfect subjunctive it represents a past tense. Changing it around a bit, I'd finish your translation as "Do not seek -- it is wrong to know -- what end the gods have given me, and what end they've given you,..." -- it could also be "which end" but I don't see too much difference in this case.

MiguelM wrote:I am sure we would be able to help you more if you'd post the sentence.

I can give the first sentence:

Tu ne quaesieris -- scire nefas -- quem mihi, quem tibi finem di dederint, Leuconoe, nec Babylonios temptaris numeros.
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