Adapted from Tacitus
namque absentia Britannōrum remōvit. Britannī inter sē mala servitūtis; conferrēbant iniūriās; īrā , cōgītāntēs dē Rōmānīs. sibi inquiunt "nihil nisi Romanī graviōra nōbīs dant. singulī Britannī antiquī rēgēs erant, antequam Rōmānī advēnērunt, sed nunc duōs rēgēs habēmus, lēgātum que: lēgātus in sanguinem nostrum ac prōcūrātor in bonā nostrā. ubi amīcī Rōmānīs sumus, Rōmānī iniūriās nōbīs ferunt, ubique inimīcī iniūriās ferunt. lēgātus centuriōnēs mittit, mittitque prōcūrātor servōs: nihil exceptum est illōrum . in proeliō fortior est quī , sed nunc hī īgnāvī Rōmānī ēripiunt domōs, liberōs, recipiunt virōs mīlitēs--sed Rōmānī prō patriā quam nēsciunt!"
Operatives, by now you know that Genitive forms show possession (e.g. tīrōnēs Salviī, metum Rōmānōrum from your Mission and key-texts) or indicate from what group something is a part of (e.g. pars mīlitum).
However, the Genitive still has more secrets to share, and one of them is that you can use it with a noun + adjective phrase to describe someone or something. In this Mission, you are all inside a large house. Notice, though, that the Latin said "in aedibus māgnitudinis māgnae"; literally, "in a house of great size."
Did you notice the "of", that famous marker of the Genitive?
Operatives, it would be wise to research the events as they unfolded during the First Jewish-Roman War during 66-73 CE. Mission Control thinks that if you can get the king to see the darker side of Rome, you may be able to open his eyes to Salvius' plans.
Also, we apologize for the glitch. It had something to do with an architect watching too much of this.
Directions: Refer back to the key-text in 16.2 to complete the following:
Find, copy, and answer any questions:
- 6 prepositional phrases
- 8 present tense verbs. What persons and numbers are they?
- 1 noun and 1 pronoun in the genitive plural
- 5 nouns and one adjective in the accusative plural
- 4 imperfect tense verbs. What person and number are they?
- 1 present participle
Directions: Answer the following questions in complete sentences based on the immersion for 16.2.
1. What does Septimus want the Recentii to do?
2. What should they tell the king?
3. While they are talking, what happens?
4. How does the king react?
5. How do the tirones react to the Recentii's warning?
6. What do they say to the king?
7. How does the king respond?
8. According to the tirones, at the end, what shouldn't the king have to put up with and why?