Plautus Amphitruo, Argumentum I

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Plautus Amphitruo, Argumentum I

Post by ferriculus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 pm

Salvete amici,

"Hinc jurgium, tumultus uxori et viro, donec (...) se Iuppiter confessus est."

Miror cur hic "uxori et viro" in dativo sint. (I'm wondering why "uxori et viro" are in the dative).

Thanks for any hints.

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Re: Plautus Amphitruo, Argumentum I

Post by anphph » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:10 pm

Why shouldn't it be? What were you expecting?

(You probably want a quod, not a cur, in your Latin. "Miror hoc, quod...")

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Re: Plautus Amphitruo, Argumentum I

Post by ferriculus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:16 pm

I would expect something like "tumultus inter uxorem et virum"

Is this a poetical dative or does the dative have here a function which I'm missing?
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Re: Plautus Amphitruo, Argumentum I

Post by ferriculus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:25 pm

anphph wrote:(You probably want a quod, not a cur, in your Latin. "Miror hoc, quod...")
Thanks for your insight. I feel that quod would have the meaning of "I'm wondering that" while I wanted to express "I'm wondering why". Cicero used "miror cur" as well in Fam. 7.27: "miror cur me accuses".
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Re: Plautus Amphitruo, Argumentum I

Post by anphph » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:29 pm

ferriculus wrote:I would expect something like "tumultus inter uxorem et virum"

Is this a poetical dative or does the dative have here a function which I'm missing?
I don't see anything special in it, a simple dative hovering between possessive and ethical. I don't think you should worry about it.

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