Cum and ut clauses

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Kachikawawa
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Cum and ut clauses

Post by Kachikawawa » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:05 pm

Hello!!
This is a line from Lingua Latina Per se Illustrata:
"Is fidicen nobilissimus fuit qui tam pulchre canebat ut bestiae, naturam suam oblitae, accederent, ut eum cantantem audirent, ac rapidi fluvii consisterent, ne strepitu cantum eius turbarent."

"He was a the most noblest harper who sang so well that the beasts, having been forgotten their nature, aproached to see him singing, and (?), to not disturb his singing with noise."

The book says that "oblitae" it's the same as "cum obliviscerentur", I've got confused. Is that cum causal or circumstantial here?. Why is fluvii here in genitive?

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Re: Cum and ut clauses

Post by Shenoute » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:36 pm

Hi,

Obliviscor is deponent so oblitus has an active meaning, "having forgotten/forgetting their nature".
Rapidi fluvii is nominative plural, subject of consisterent.

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Re: Cum and ut clauses

Post by Kachikawawa » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:44 pm

Thanks!!! Everything makes sense now!!

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Re: Cum and ut clauses

Post by Kachikawawa » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:05 pm

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