The Gate to Caesar

The Gate to Caesar

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ... the use of obsides as an appositive, p. 25, 1. 26. submittatur: can you make out the force of the sub 1 subsidio oppidanis: to aid the people in the town. But what literally? For the construction, see 382, 1, N. 1 (233, a); B. 191, 2; H. 433 (390); H-B. 360, a, b. line 3. quorum adventu: in consequence of their coming. 5. contenderunt: the subject is hostes, suggested by hosti bus in the preceding sentence. 6. ab: distant, off, away; so used chiefly with numerals. ab milibus passuum minus duobus: a word for word rendering would be, distant thousands of paces less than two, that is, less than two miles distant. Page 26, 3. neque... cognovit: and learned from those scouts whom he had sent and from the Remi that they were now not far distant. 30. isdem ducibus: the same persons as guides. Compare qui legati, p. 26, 1. 27, and note on simplified text. Page 27, 3. apud oppidum: ad is more usual. 4. agros... depopulati--vicis aedificilsque... incen sis: literally, having laid waste the fields--the villages and buildings having been burned. Mark how the construction changes for want of a deponent verb in place of incendo, 9. in latitudinem: compare in altitudinem, p. 26,1. 13. Chap. 8, 2. eximiam... virtutis: their eminent reputation for valor. 3. quid virtute posset: what their real eminence in valor was Compare quid in bello possent, chap. 4,1. 2. 7. tantum... patebat quantum loci: render as if loci depended on tantum instead of quantum, extended over as much space as. adversus: facing the enemy; adversus an adjective, agreeing with collis. in latitudinem: laterally. Compare chap 7,1. 8. 8. ex utraque parte lateris-ex utroque latere: on, not from, both sides; so ab, below, 1. 10. 10. ad planitiem redibat: gradually resumed (impf.) a level. Caesar describes a hi...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • Latin
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236728262
  • 9781236728265