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Re: Latin experts

Poster: clevin@rci.ripco.com (Craig Levin)


> > Lex plus laudatur quando ratione probatur.
> I read it as:
> A law is more praised when it is rationally appraised.

That could work as well. Would that the language had articles!

> But I don't know enough Latin to say for sure that
> "ratione" really means "rationally" or if it's just
> the ablative or "ratio"; if the latter, it'd be
> more like:

ratio, rationis. The abl. would have to be ratione.

> A law is more praised when its cause is appraised.

Nah. That'd be "Lex plus laudatur quando rationem eum probatur."

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