I've been reading Ch. XIV of Orberg's LLPSI and have encountered a number of things I don't understand / want to clarify. I explain below.
1) Eo modo excitatur Marcus, et oculos aperiens servum apud lectum stantem videt.
Shouldn't that be 'oculos aperientes' with both in Acc. Pl. The text given by Orberg has 'oculos' in Acc. Pl. and 'aperiens' in nominative singular...yet 'aperiens' is (I think!!) qualifying 'oculos'....?????
2) 'Hora prima est' inquit Davus
'Hora prima' seems to be in nominative case. I take it that stating time-when in ablative doesn't apply to 'Hora Prima est' ...?? Is that right?
3) Marcus caput totum in aquam mergit atque etiam aures et capillum lavat.
I take it that 'atque etiam' means something like '...and then he washes his ears and his hair'.? What's the significance of using 'atque etiam' as opposed to 'atque et'.. when 'et.....et...' signifies 'both one thing and another thing'. ? Is it more emphasis on 'then...he did x.....'
4) Marcus caput et manus tergens Davum interrogat.
See 1) above. Manus is Nominative plural yet the agreeing 'tergens' is Nominative singular. Is this a mistake?
5) Marcus cum servo atrium intrat, ubi parentes sedent liberos exspectantes.
I take it that 'exspectantes' is masculine nominative plural to agree with 'parentes'. Is this a case of a verbal use of the participle - there's no actual verb in this clause beginning with 'ubi....' ??
6) 'hodie' is an abbreviation of 'hoc die' - which is ablative, right?
Thanks in anticipation...