[quote author=whiteoctave link=board=3;threadid=714;start=0#6881 date=1064532076]<br />Episcope:<br />luci, as you so rightly observed, is in the dative; you, also rightly, noted that it could hence mean "for the light". However, as I am sure you know, it could, being dative, mean "to the light" and, with a verb of striving towards an indirect object (thus not in the accusative), the ad+acc can be swapped for the "to..." usage of the dative.<br /><br />In response to your question, I am shocked that you could think I would be a professor - that is light years away from my ability. I am soon (in just over a week) to begin as a Cambridge undergraduate, however, yes.
<br /><br />~dave<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Nice one
<br />Do I have the right verb here? peto, petere, petivi, petitus - aim for, attack; make for, go to...<br /><br />It doesn't say anywhere that peto takes the dative (like nocere, persuadere etc.) but with which verbs can one write an indirect object instead of ad+acc. In just those of aiming? Or perhaps hastening? So could "ad urbem properavi" perhaps be "urbi properavi"? <br /><br />The form would in the 1st declension be the same as the locative...<br />"Romae petite" - could that be done? <br /><br />Well I am a beginner so date mihi tempus
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