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Postby helpme » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:59 pm

Romani tandem illos hostes ab Italia furere coegerunt. rex autem hostium, qui incolas adiuvare cupiverat, exercitum in naves duxit domunque iter fecit. Romani iam omnem terram superaverant atque ab incolis timebantur. sed famam maiorem semper cupiebant et alias terras mox superare cupiebant. milites Romani fortissimi errant et pro patria saepe in navibus missi sunt.


please please help me with this :) thanks! remember we all love latin :):):):)
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Re: help with latin translation

Postby helpme » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:07 pm

please reply asap as i need this pronto thanks
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Re: help with latin translation

Postby Estoniacus Inoriginale » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:17 pm

It is preferred that you try to translate it yourself first and show us your work, as this is not a free translation service, but a free help 'service'. Help yourself first, we know you can come up with something. I'm willing to bet your Latin skills are better than mine, for example.
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Re: help with latin translation

Postby helpme » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:20 pm

okay i will post wat i think it is but u will probably laugh at how wrong this is.

at last the romans forced their enemies to flee from Italy. The King, who wanted to help the inhabitants, however led the enemy army in to ships and made the journey home. the romans (i get stuck for the next bit but theres something about being very brave and then the last bit is) the roman soldiers were .... and were often sent on ships for their country.

now help me please
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Re: help with latin translation

Postby vastor » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:33 pm

helpme wrote:Romani tandem illos hostes ab Italia furere coegerunt.

Is "furere" a typo? If you mean to flee, then it should be fugere.

helpme wrote:rex autem hostium, qui incolas adiuvare cupiverat

helpme wrote:The King, who wanted to help the inhabitants


I don't agree with this. I would say the king is part of the enemy because hostium is in the genitive plural. Thus, I would translate as:
While the King of the enemies (the enemy), who desired to aid the dwellers, ...

helpme wrote:exercitum in naves duxit domunque iter fecit.

helpme wrote:led the enemy army in to ships and made the journey home


While Led the army into the ships is perfectly fine, I don't like the enclitic conjunction que when connecting compound sentences. Therefore, I would write as:
Edit:
Domus actually omits the preposition in expressions of place, so domum would suffice.
in naves exercitum duxit et domum iter fecit.

I'm assuming you spelt domum incorrectly. I didn't read any more so I can't comment on the rest.
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Re: help with latin translation

Postby vastor » Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:02 pm

I forgot to mention:
helpme wrote:illos hostes

helpme wrote:their enemies


illos is a demonstrative, not a possessive, itaque it translates to:
Those (yonder) enemies / that (yonder) enemy.

Hostes as a plural can translate as the collective noun: the enemy.
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Re: help with latin translation

Postby anantah » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:07 pm

I think the "n" for "m" in "domunque" is OK though it may appear more often in "quicunque" (for quicumque) etc.
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