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multo pulchriorem

Postby pmda » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:40 pm

In Orberg's LLPSI he has:

Ego in terram eo multo pulchriorem, in patriam mean Graeciam!

I'm not sure about multo pulchriorem

I do know that multo emphasises pulchriorem and I believe that the sentence translates something like:

I am going to a much more beautiful land, to my own country, Greece!

My question is that the ablative 'multo' would seem to be masculine and 'pulchriorem' I take it is accusative feminine to agree with 'terram'. Is it the case, therefore, that the ablative 'multo' doesn't vary but is a phrase that doesn't agree in gender with anything but stands on its own? Is it a sort of ablative absolutely absolute - as it were..?
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Re: multo pulchriorem

Postby adrianus » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:08 pm

multò adverbium est

multò pulchriorem

much more beautiful
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: multo pulchriorem

Postby pmda » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:46 pm

Adrianus, thanks....for your concise guidance.
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Re: multo pulchriorem

Postby Nooj » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:41 am

Think of it like more beautiful by much.
Dolor poetas creat.
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