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Boethius, Consolatio Philosophiae, Book Two , Prosa 6: (search)
possit . . . possit: Bear in mind that possum has the same root as potentia and potestas . sustinere: here, "suffer." Busiridem: < Busiris , king of Egypt; his story was told in Herodotus 2.45 and often elsewhere. solitum: < soleo , "be accustomed"; since soleo is semi-deponent, the perfect participle is active in meaning. Regulus: Roman hero of the first Punic war (264-241 B.C.); captured by the Carthaginians, he was released to report (ignominious) peace terms back to Rome, under oath to return if his mission failed. At Rome, he argued eloquently against the proposed treaty and when it was rejected returned honorably to Carthage, where he was put to (gruesome) death. plures: literally "more," but here there is no comparative force: "many." victorum: < victor . potest: sc. facer