7 March 2009

LATINITAS

Vespers (OF) this evening:
Veterem hominem cum actibus suis nos exspoliare concede.
Does anybody else think there's anything odd about the latinity of this, or is it just me?

5 comments:

Eugenia said...

Do you mean "concede" cum Infinitivo, Father?

Paul said...

What do we want to pillage from the old man and his actions?

Kevin said...

Of course it's possible that one of the actus of the vetus homo was good latinity.

Fr John Hunwicke SSC, said...

Concede with infinitive is within ecclesiastical Latin.

What worried me was 'suis' when there is no reflexivity. I wondered whether it was composed in French (avec ses ...)and then carelessly put into Latin. Perhaps, however, it is OK. Kennedy quotes Livy as writing 'suis flammis delete Fidenas'.

Fr John Hunwicke SSC, said...

Concede with infinitive is within ecclesiastical Latin.

What worried me was 'suis' when there is no reflexivity. I wondered whether it was composed in French (avec ses ...)and then carelessly put into Latin. Perhaps, however, it is OK. Kennedy quotes Livy as writing 'suis flammis delete Fidenas'.