Posted by Luke on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 7:36pm.
Hey i need some assistance with translating this sentence thanks.
Urbs Troja dicitur decem annos a Graecis oppugnata esse.
- Intermediate Latin - Writeacher, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 8:01pm
I'll put the words in the order that will make sense in English:
Urbs = subject
Troja = appositive to Urbs
dicitur = main verb; passive 3rd singular
esse = infinitive
oppugnata = present perfect participle agreeing with Urbs
decem annos = adverbial phrase telling how long
a Graecis = prepositional phrase telling by whom
Now -- you add the words' meanings in that order and let me see what you come up with.
Repost when ready.
- intermediate latin - Luke, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 8:11pm
thanks let me see...
The city, Troy, having been attacked by the Greeks is being led for ten years.
- intermediate latin - Writeacher, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 8:18pm
dicitur = (it) is said -- this is the 3rd, singular, present passive of the word dico
esse = to be (or with this present perfect participle, to have been...)
The city, Troy, is said...
How will you finish it?
- intermediate latin - Luke, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 8:22pm
the city of troy is said to have been attached by the greeks for many years
- Intermediate Latin - Writeacher, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 8:28pm
attacked -- yes
The word oppugno... can also mean to assault or to storm. You choose the correct meaning. It's something that happened over a period of years. Did they attack every day?
For how many years???
- intermediate latin - Luke, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 8:28pm
oh sorry for ten years
the city of troy is said to have been attacked(or assaulted) by the greeks for ten years
thank you so much
- intermediate latin - Writeacher, Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 8:29pm
You're very welcome!
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