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bonaeludae
Posted on Tue Feb 27, 2007 02:22:53  Quote
"Ni te plus oculis meis amarem,
iucundissime Calve, munere isto
odissem te odio Vatiniano"

You have this section translated as

"Although I adored you more than my eyes,
most delightful Calvus, because of that gift
I had hated you with Vatinian* hatred"

I believe that there should be a conditional here, I believe, a present contrary to fact conditional is what it calls for.

If so it would be translated roughly as

"If I did not love you more than my eyes,
most delightful Calvus, I would hate you
with a vitinian hatred because of that gift of yours"

Just a thought (I believe it makes slightly more sense in the long run of the poem).
Do not taunt the dragon, for you are crunchy and taste good with peanut butter.
Guest
Posted at Tue Oct 02, 2007 03:14:10  Quote
Quote:
  "Ni te plus oculis meis amarem,
iucundissime Calve, munere isto
odissem te odio Vatiniano"

You have this section translated as

"Although I adored you more than my eyes,
most delightful Calvus, because of that gift
I had d you with Vatinian* hatred"

I believe that there should be a conditional here, I believe, a present contrary to fact conditional is what it calls for.

If so it would be translated roughly as

"If I did not love you more than my eyes,
most delightful Calvus, I would you
with a vitinian hatred because of that gift of yours"

Just a thought (I believe it makes slightly more sense in the long run of the poem).

I agree xD
Rudy Negenborn
Posted at Mon Oct 15, 2007 21:07:52  Quote
Ok, thanks, I have updated the translation.
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