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Errors in Website?

Post by bedwere » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:29 pm

Hi,

Beside recording the Cyropaedia, I also started to record for Librivox the Clementine Vulgate. However, I am perplexed with the preface to the modern edition.
Tantus autem Clemens fidem catholicam tutus est opere et sermone, quantus et ipsius Vulgata revelationem Dei ab imminentibus periculis custodivit.
I think it should be Tantum ..., quantum .. as adverbs.
Meaning that as much as Clemens protected the faith etc .etc., so much he preserved etc. etc.
A nominative quantus would refer to how big Clemens was and doesn't make sense to me.
Singulis deinceps annuentibus Papis, minutim sancti libri emittebantur, et postremo anno salutis MCMXCV Biblia tota perfecta est.
minutatim
et Lutherus dimidium errorum coæqualum nostrorum non cogitavit.
coaequalium

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Re: Errors in Website?

Post by mwh » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:04 am

I certainly agree with the first. That’s a bad mistake from an editor of a Latin text!

And with the third. Doesn’t the Pope have latinists at his disposal?

EDIT. Oh, or is this new edition a rearguard action against the Church's controversial adoption of the Neo-Vulgate in place of the venerable Clementine? That was John Paul II’s doing—not a traditionalist's favorite pope.

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Re: Errors in Website?

Post by bedwere » Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:02 pm

Later, the editor of the project corrected number 1 and 3. We both agreed to keep mĭnūtim.

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