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kiss from a beautiful woman

Postby Smythe » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:00 pm

Howdy,

Quick question about a sentence translation:

Item Lÿdia “Valē, amīce!” inquit, “Nihil habeō quod tibi dare possum – praeter ōsculum” et Mopsō ōsculum dat. Ille ōsculō tam pulchrae fēminae laetātur.

So, in the first sentence, Lydia gives Mopsus a kiss as payment. The next sentence I had trouble with. Here's my translation. Please correct me if it's not up to snuff.

Ille ōsculō tam pulchrae fēminae laetātur. That [man] rejoices from a kiss of so beautiful a woman. Or, in regular English: Because of a kiss by such a beautiful woman, that man is delighted.

Here's where I show my work: Ille = that man, ōsculō seems from the previous sentence to refer to the kiss that Lydia gave, so now I think it's in the ablative. Tam = as/so. Pulchrae fēminae seems to be genitive, rather than dative.
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Re: kiss from a beautiful woman

Postby furrykef » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:24 am

That's how I analyzed it as well. Makes sense to me.
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Re: kiss from a beautiful woman

Postby brookter » Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:38 am

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Re: kiss from a beautiful woman

Postby Smythe » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:58 am

Thanks much!
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