posted by Meghan on .
My book says the setence "litteris victoriam nuntiant" means they report the victory by means of a letter. Why is letter pluralized in this sentence? Thank you.
It would be they reported the victory by letters
I posted about this once before.
In the singular, "littera" means a letter of the alphabet, such as a, b, c, etc.
In the plural, "litterae" (or whatever case you'd be using) can mean letters of the alphabet or it can mean a letter (one epistle).
So the interpretation is fuzzy.