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Main  ::  Translations - all  ::  Where is severiorum in English translation? (Carmen 5)

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Guest
Posted on Wed Mar 14, 2007 23:33:29  
Just wondering: for the English translation of the Vivamus, mea Lesbia, atque amemus poem, where does the "severiorum" show itself in the translation?

Thanks.
Miss Post.
Chris Weimer
Posted at Fri Mar 16, 2007 07:16:23  Quote
It doesn't on whoever did the translation, but it belongs with "old men", so something like "rather severe old men" - English words to your choosing.

Chris
KJCLbabe
Posted at Mon Apr 30, 2007 01:52:55  Quote
I prefer "More severe old men" (severiorum being the comparative). "Rather severe" is a more.. British translation, and thus less to my liking.

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Vivamus atque Amemus.
Cambrinus
Posted at Sun Jan 10, 2010 17:26:31  Quote
Quote:
  I prefer "More severe old men" (severiorum being the comparative). "Rather severe" is a more.. British translation, and thus less to my liking.


A better translation would be 'of old men who are too strict'.
Guest
Posted at Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:32:19  Quote
Keep in mind, however, that the comparative form is not always used 'comparatively'. It can also simply intensify the adjective.
 


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