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Seeking for help in "Cicero On The Value And The Nature...."

Postby santisino » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:17 pm

Hi, friends!!
I come across some problems with a sentence in <Cicero on The Value And The Nature of Frendship>. I wish you can help me get through it. Thank you very much.

Quisque ipse se diligit non ut aliam mercedem a se ipse petat sed quod per se quisque sibi carus est.
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Re: Seeking for help in "Cicero On The Value And The Nature.

Postby thesaurus » Sun Mar 20, 2011 5:30 pm

Where did you come across problems? If it seems very difficult, how would you parse the different words?

It might help to break it up into chunks:
Quisque ipse se diligit
non ut aliam mercedem a se ipse petat [hint: purpose clause]
sed quod per se quisque sibi carus est. [hint: here "quod" = "because"]
Horae quidem cedunt et dies et menses et anni, nec praeteritum tempus umquam revertitur nec quid sequatur sciri potest. Quod cuique temporis ad vivendum datur, eo debet esse contentus. --Cicero, De Senectute
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