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Patriae causa

john abshire

Well-Known Member

  • Patronus

Patriae causa haec difficillima faciamus.
Let us do these difficult things on account of the homeland.

is patriae genitive? Is this the rule following causa?
 
 

Terry S.

Aedilis

  • Aedilis

  • Patronus

Location:
Hibernia
Patriae is genitive.

Causa in the ablative is "followed" by the cause, so to speak, in the genitive case, but in fact, most often the word in the genitive physically precedes causa in the sentence.
 
 

cinefactus

Censor

  • Censor

  • Patronus

Location:
litore aureo
Also, the adjective is difficillima, not difficilia
 

Clemens

Aedilis

  • Aedilis

Location:
Maine, United States.
I think cinefactus means that the adjective in the text you quoted is difficillima, and therefore, should be translated slightly differently than "difficult."
 
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