In article <40ef1d19.87379...@news.optonline.net>,
Robert Wagner <robert.deletet...@wagner.net> wrote:This is similar to what I was taught about Ancient Greek, where order word
>>>>>>> 'Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres!'
>>>>>>Oh dear! My high school Latin text must have had a bowdlerized
>>>>>Richard is correct. Caesar actually wrote: "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes
>>>>Mr Wagner, this is confusing... Mr Maine wrote 'I'd *SWEAR* I remember
>>>Even more confusing is the Original Latin I remember as "Omnes Galii est divista
>>What's Life without a bit of Mystery?
>>>I remember it very distinctly. How many versions of Gaelic Wars
>>Ahhhhh, for the Oldene Dayse... when they taught Latin quotes such as
>Unlike English, where normal word order is SVO (subject, verb, object), Latin,
important is very not.
All right... let's see how much I can shame myself publically with my lack
>My hypothesis is that high school Latin text authors rearranged words to make it
>Caesar's "Gallia est omnis divisa in parte tres." and
>are linguistically equivalent, are saying the same thing and are equally valid
of skill; my apologies in advance for the grievous errors.
I would say not *quite* so, Mr Wagner. In Caesar's quote 'Gallia' is a
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