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Main  ::  Translations - all  ::  Carmen 72  ::  NOT CORRECT (Carmen 72)

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Guest
Posted on Fri Feb 02, 2007 01:56:59  
It can't be "you alone knew me" because "solum" can't modify "te" since the "te" in question is Lesbia - a woman. Therefore it would have to be "solam" to be correct.
Chris Weimer
Posted at Sat Feb 03, 2007 19:24:11  Quote
Quote:
  It can't be "you alone knew me" because "solum" can't modify "te" since the "te" in question is Lesbia - a woman. Therefore it would have to be "solam" to be correct.

Here's how I would translate it: "You used to say that you knew only Catullus..."
Guest
Posted at Wed Mar 07, 2007 09:41:16  Quote
Yes, solum must modify Catullum, so to to be translated "you used to say that you knew Catullus alone"; a fairly important point.

Jenny
Guest
Posted at Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:09:11  Quote
Is it possible to correct the error in the English translation of 72, where the translator has solum agreeing with te rather than Catullum? A small error which changes the meaning of the poem quite a bit.

Jenny
Chris Weimer
Posted at Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:35:45  Quote
Quote:
  Is it possible to correct the error in the English translation of 72, where the translator has solum agreeing with te rather than Catullum? A small error which changes the meaning of the poem quite a bit.

Jenny

Hopefully Rudy will soon change it.

Chris
Rudy Negenborn
Posted at Thu Mar 08, 2007 21:52:39  Quote
Thanks, I have made the correction.
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