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Sixth exercise (Livy 22.40.1)

AdversusWhat part of speech is adversus? Participle or preposition. eaWhat is possible for ea? Object of preposition adversus, or agreeing with an abl. sing. or acc. pl. oratioWhat do you know now about adversus and ea, and how? Oratio is nom. fem., so that adversus is not participle, but preposition, ea being its object. consulis haud sane laeta fuit, magis fatentisConstruction to follow (a) if nominal? (b) if verbal? (a) Accusative. (b) Infinitive statement in indirect discourse. eaPossible constructions? Object of fatentis, or subject or predicate of an infinitive depending on it. quae diceret vera quam facilia --- Write Latin for to do, completing the idea of facilia. Factu. ---Write in Latin whatever is still necessary to complete the sentence. Esse. dictatori magistrumMeaning of the position of dictatori and magistrum? Sharp contrast. Probable general construction of sentence? Indirect statement, in the infinitive, magistrum being its subject, and dictatori being the indirect object of the infinitive, or of a predicate adjective. equitum intolerabilem fuisse; quidIn the present construction, what modes possible after quid, and with what meanings respectively? Subjunctive of indirect question, either deliberative or seriously asking for information, or infinitive, in rhetorical question practically amounting to an assertion.1 If a partitive genitive is to follow, in what part of the clause have we learned that we are likely to find it? As far removed from the word on which it depends as the other points of style will allow. consuli adversus collegam seditissum ac temerarium verium atque auctoritatis ---? Decide, in the light of the whole passage, what kind of a sentence this necessarily is, and write the Latin for would there be. Fore, or futurum esse. Translate.

1 It is of course unadvisable, for class-work of this sort, to cover at the beginning all the possibilities of the indirect interrogative sentence.  I have given such of them as are easily grasped and are most important.

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