Third Experience - Homework 3

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§ According to the BIBLIA VVLGATA LATINA [1998 post Chr.] Jesus of Nazareth and a leper had this encounter and conversation:

"Et venit ad eum leprosus deprecans* eum et genu flectens* et dicens* ei: 'Si vis, potes me mundare'. Et misertus extendens* manum suam tetigit eum et ait illi: 'Volo mundare!' et statim discessit ab eo lepra et mundatus est. Et infremuit in eum statimque eiecit illum et dicit ei: 'Vade... ostende te sacerdoti'" [Mc.1].
VOCABVLA: *all words thus marked are participles [soon to come in class] with the general English meaning: "---ing": asking,bending,saying,extending. Vis=you want-wish. illum-illi=eum,ei. mundo,are=to clean,cleanse,purify. infremere=to groan,moan.

  1. If the Latin verb is: 'possum [potis+sum], then 'potes' must be T. ____, and the form for 'they' in the same Time is: ________.
  2. How many possible meanings do-must you see in the Latin words: "extendens manum suam"?
  3. What is the difference in Latin times between: "eiIcit" ________, and "eiEcit" ________.
    Check your DICT. and give us the reversed of those two forms in order:
  4. What is the difference in Latin between: "diXit": ________ and "diCit": ________.
  5. The big game-problem here which gave the Church Fathers like Agustinus a lot of fuel for sermons consists in the pronunciation-punctuation of those two words:
    1. if you take the words as: "volo mundare", they must simply mean:= ________
    2. if you take the words as: "volo, mundare!", then they must mean precisely:= ________
    This should be enough to show anyone that 'general ideas' in Latin do not exist! and that every Latin sentence even in baby bible Latin is demanding!
  6. What form-case-use do you say in that: "sacerdotI"? meaning=
    What is the full possible meaning of the Latin form: "eI"?=
    What is the reversed for those two Latin words [and you will wake up!]:
  7. In your DICT. you will find "misereor,eri,misertus=to have pity" and you notice immediately is what type of Latin verb? ________. Therefore the form found in the vulgate must mean all alone: ________. While you are working with this verb, you can also tell us how the Romans said: "Have pity!- you"= _________ "Have pity!- ye all"= ________.
  8. If the reversed of 'manum suam' is= ________ then the reversed of "vade" is= ________
  9. Your DICT. tells you that: "venit" can be: 'vEnit': T. ____ or 'venit': T. ____
    What will be the reversed of those forms in order?
  10. Give your personal version of the incident in the Latin of some unknown member of the community in about 150 AD.:
  11. The new BLESSED MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA in 1977 made this statement to a helper:
    "I see good in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel: I am nursing the Lord himself" [quoted in her obituary, Sept. 7, 1997].
    VOCABVLA: every: omnis,e. human-being: homo,hominis-c. when=cum. Nurse=nutrire,alere,sustinere. himself [soon in class]=ipsum. Lord: dominus,i-m.
    All the words here are normal-common Latin . You can check them - you are not wasting time- and then do the memorable sentence: [[STYLE: verbs at the end of phrases]]

§ Our favorite Latin friend and Renaissance pope: AENEAS SYLVIVS PICCOLOMINI [1405-1464 POPE PIVS II from 1458] has some things for us from his pre-pontificate work: "De Viris Illustribus". Here he talks about Sigismundus Holy Roman Emperor:
"Sigismundus Caesar, Caroli IV Romanorum imperatoris filius, Senis* conceptus fuit, in Bohemia vero natus.../...Mariam, Ludovici regis Hungariae filiam, in matrimonium sibi collocavit, propter quam et regnum Hungariae suscepit. plurima tamen in eo passus est +rebellantibus saepius Hungaris+, quorum propria mutatio est. Conspiraverunt autem semel Hungari manusque in Sigismundum iniicere cogitarunt*... 'animadverti - inquit [Sigismundus] - Hungari, vos huc me captum venisse++. Sed videbo ego quis vestrum tam audax, tam temerarius tamque sceleratus erit... Liga me, quisquis es audax! accipe regem tuum! nec te homines nec superi impunitum relinquent'. Exterruit itaque omnes constantia Sigismundi ac magnanimitas".
VOCABVLA: *Senis=in Siena. +rebellant. saep. hungar.+=as the Hungarians were rebelling quite frequently. *cogitarunt=cogitaverunt-[cogitare=to plan,think]. ++vos huc me captum venisse [material for the IVth experience!]= that you have come here to capture me. superus,a,um=heavenly-creature: gods. plurimus,a,um=very much,many-Pl. tam=so.

  1. In your proper Latin training, you learned the Latin form for: "he was conceived" (concipio,ere,cobcepi,conceptum) as:= ________ the form here is of the same time but of Renaissance usage.
  2. Your DICT. will give you: "collocare in matrimonium" as 'locate-place into matrimony'
    What does that "sibi" have to mean here?
  3. You may have problems in the vernacular with that "quorum" in l.4. Take the "propria" as: proper,characteristic,customary - and then work the phrase out:
  4. In your class training (and notes) you have two forms for the pronoun 'vos' namely "vestrI" meaning: ________ and 'vestrUM' meaning and used when?
  5. if 'quisquis'=whoever,anyone, then 'quisquis es audax' must mean=
  6. From your 1st Exper., what is the subject of that last line "exterruit"?
    And the object?
  7. What is the essential difference between: 'passus est' and 'conceptus fuit-est'? WHY?
  8. That verb: "inquit" in l.6 causes infinite problems for humans, because they carelessly look for it in: 'inquIRO' meaning: ________ instead or: 'inQUAM'= ________
  9. Your translation of PIVS II Latin:

Third Experience Latin - Fr. Reginald Foster

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