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Timotheos
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Lingua Latina Translation Question

Post by Timotheos » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:05 am

I'm having trouble translating this sentence from LLPSI Pars I Cap. XXXI:

Orontēs vērō, minimē turbātus, nārrāre pergit: "Tum Bacchus deus, quī ob quoddam beneficium rēgī bene volēbat, "Dabō tibi" inquit "quidquid optāveris."

For the bolded part, I've translated it, "who because of a certain good deed wished the king well"? I can't quite figure out what "bene volebat" means. Also, Is it saying the king has done some good deed?

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Re: Lingua Latina Translation Question

Post by bedwere » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:00 am

bene alicui velle means "to wish somebody well," as you translated. And Bacchus wished the King well because of a good deed that the king had done.

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Re: Lingua Latina Translation Question

Post by Timotheos » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:55 pm

Thank you!

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