What's 'eum' doing in this sentence?

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What's 'eum' doing in this sentence?

Post by pmda » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:48 pm

In Pensa of LLPSI (II) Orberg has:

Romulus rex belli studiosus erat, neque eum pudebat casae suae pauperis.

...and he was not ashamed of his poor house.

Why 'eum' (acc.)? What it doing in this sentence? ...

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Re: What's 'eum' doing in this sentence?

Post by Anthony Appleyard » Sun Jul 01, 2012 1:46 pm

pmda wrote:In Pensa of LLPSI (II) Orberg has:
Romulus rex belli studiosus erat, neque eum pudebat casae suae pauperis.
...and he was not ashamed of his poor house.

Why 'eum' (acc.)? What it doing in this sentence? ...
"pudet" is an impersonal verb: "pudet X-em" = "it makes X ashamed" = "X is ashamed".

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Re: What's 'eum' doing in this sentence?

Post by pmda » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:55 am

Anthony, thanks. I have made same mistake before with this word. Mea culpa.

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