Nooj wrote:Hi there. I was wondering if someone could help me out with this sentence:
Exempla quoque ex historiis necessarium erat adiungi in quibus tam remuneratio obedientium quam poena transgressorum ante oculos ponerentur.
I've got the first part: Also, it was necessary that examples from history were added...
Nooj wrote:Hi there, I was wondering why esset is subj. here, and the same for sit.
17 Et agnovi quod in his quoque esset afflictio spiritus, eo quod
18 in multa sapientia multus sit maeror;
et, qui addit scientiam, addit et laborem.
In h(onorem) d(omus) d(ivinae)/ deae sanctae Victoriae/ ob barbaros gentis Semnonum/ sive Iouthungorum die/ VIII et VII kal(endarum) Maia(rum) caesos /fugatosque a militibus prov(inciae)/ Raetiae sed et germanicianis/ itemque popularibus excussis/ multis milibus Italorum captivor(um)/ compos votorum suorum/[[M(arcus) Simplicinius Genialis v(ir) p(erfectissimus) a(gens) v(ices) p(raesidis)/ cum eodem exercitu]]/ libens merito posuit/ dedicata III idus Septemb(res) imp(eratore) d(omino) n(ostro)/ [[Postumo Au]]g(usto) et [[Honoratiano co(n)s(ulibus)]].
For the Honour of the holy house (of the emperor). For the holy goddess Victoria (this was made) because the barbarians of the tribe of the Semnones or the Iouthunges were defeated and made to flee on the 24th or 25th of April by the soldiers of the province Raetia and by the germaniciani (roman troop name probably meaning the german legions) and by the populares (roman troop name probably meaning local militia). Many thousand Italian captives were freed. Mighty of his vows, Marcus Simplicinius Genialis, the most perfect of men (vir perfectissimus, the title of a roman knight), acting instead of the preases (the senator in charge of the province), has with the same army done this happily and according to merit (laebens merito is a standard formula in roman inscriptions when thanking a deity for doing something). Dedicated on September 11th (in the year when) Imperator, our Master (and) Emperor Postumus and Honoratianus were consuls (260 AD).
Nooj wrote:VIII et VII kal(endarum) Maia(rum)...I got the VII[sic]/VII Kalends of May falling on the 23rd and 24th of April. Am I wrong here?...
A second question. I'm trying to translate the phrase Milk-Eyed Mender, as I understand it a mender with milky-eyes...