LVDVS DOMESTICVS: '03-'04.
Third Experience - Homework 30
§ A Latin question faxed in from USA can be answered by you quickly and professionally. The person AND the person's Latin teachers are unable to understand a line in the LIBER RUTH - BIBLIA VVLGATA LATINA. Ruth speaks=
"Dixitque Ruth Moabitis ad socrum suam: 'si permittis, vadam in agrum et colligam spicas, quae fugerint manus METENTIUM, ubicumque clementis in me patris familias repperero gratiam'. Cui illa respondit: 'Vade, filia mea'".
VOCAB. reperire=to find,discover. pater-familiAS=(old Greek genitive): father of the household [also found: filius familias, mater familias, etc.]. spica,ae-f.=spike,tuft of grain.
- If the verb is: "meto,ere,messui,messum=to harvest", then what is that 'metentium'? ________ what is going to be the full meaning of the same verbal form according to your class instruction?=
How can you transform the same form into a 'relative clause' saying the same thing?
- Give your own rendition of the simple and obvious bible text - for those who know Latin LIKE YOU:
§ For the first time this year the proverbial biographer of the 12 Caesars: GAIVS SVETONIVS TRANQVILLVS [70-160 post Chr.] presents his Latin AND his stories-gossip:
A] ((on the death of Claudius. cf. 'I Claudius'!!)):
"Et veneno quidem occisum convenit; ubi autem et per quem dato, discrepat. Quidam tradunt, epulanti in arce cum sacerdotibus per Halotum spadonem praegustatorem; alii domestico convivio per ipsam Agrippinam, quae boletum medicatum avidissimo ciborum talium obtulerat. Etiam de subsequentibus diversa fama est. Multi statim hausto veneno obmutuisse* aiunt excruciatumque doloribus nocte tota defecisse* prope lucem" [Claud. 44].
VOCAB. convenit---discrepat: it is agreed, it is discordant. praegustator=a foretaster. boletus=mushroom. *obmutuisse---defecisse*=him to have fallen silent to have died. take: 'occisum' for now as: 'occisus est'. haurire=to draw,drink.
- The verb forms here: 'occisum---dato --- medicatum [medicare=to treat] --- excruciatum' must mean all alone:=
- if the verb is: "epulor,ari=to feast,celebrate-a-banquet", then what form do-must you see in the 'epulantI --- avidissimO', meaning (with reference to Claudius):=
- Where in l.4-5 do you find an ABL. ABSOL.?=
How does that combination sound 'as written'?= ________ smoothed out here?= ________
- What do you say-do with people who simply take: "multI haustO" together??
- With what word here does that "datO" in l.1 agree? ________
- If the verb is: 'tradunt' in the text, what does your DICT. tell you about: "trado,ere", when dealing with historical narratives?? =
- In the story with what does that: 'avidissimO' agree? ________ how will you express the pronoun-subject of that adjective in correct Latin?________
- How will you transform the ABL. ABSOL. here into a 'when-CUM' clause:
- Now you can write out your own version of the death of Claudius according to Suetonius
- Write your own little story:
"When (cum+SUBJUN.) Claudius had eaten (comedo,ere...) the mushrooms, so vehemently desired (optare) by him and so diligently prepared by his wife Agrippina. - his stomach rebelling (resistere: ABL. ABSOL.) and his heart having been killed - died, when (cum+SUBJUNC.) he had ruled the world thirteen years":=
B] ((concerning the humanistic training of Nero)):
"Liberalis disciplinas omnis fere puer attigit. Sed a philosophia eum mater avertit, monens imperaturo contrariam esse; a cognitione veterum oratorum Seneca praeceptor, quo* diutius in admiratione sui detineret". [Nero, 52].
VOCAB. liberalis,e=liberal,humanistic. attingere=to touch,taste.
- If the verb is: [impero,are=to command, rule], then what is the full meaning of that 'imperaturo' ??= ________ and beaming fully in the text ALONE
- What is the full meaning of that 'monens'= ________ agreeing with: ________
- When you see something like: 'liberalIs disciplinas omnIS'- you must remember what from your class notes of 1st experience? ==
- If the subject of 'avertit' is ________, then what is that Seneca praeceptor doing-acting as in the same sentence?
- The question is what is that "sui" doing in l.3. There must be a difference between "admiratione suA"= ________ and "admiratione SUI": ________ EXPLAIN fully=
- If that "quo" here will mean: 'so that' introducing a purpose-final clause, then 'detineret' will have to sound: ________.
- You can and must write out these three limes of Suetonius - not 3 chapters! - perfectly:
Third Experience Latin - Fr. Reginald Foster
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