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sentence question

Post by spqr » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:11 pm

Primum, ne quam multitudinem hominum amplius trans Rhenum in Galliam traducas. Does 'quam multitudinem hominum' mean 'such a multitude of men'?

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Re: sentence question

Post by anphph » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:31 pm

Aliquis, if preceded by ne, becomes quis. Plautus (shoutout to ferriculus from the Amphitruo thread):
Ne quis miretus quis sim, paucis eloquar
Ne [ali]quam multitudinem. That he should bring not any multidude. So, he should bring no multitude, although I suspect (I'd need context) that it actually means that he should bring no one at all.

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