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June 29th, 2006

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08:43 am - Esus, gettin' down with the Africans
Does anyone have access to the publication: L'Année épigraphique

I need the following source:

AE 1985, 00934
Province: Mauretania Caesariensis
Location: Cherchell / Caesarea

And I need it badly.

There appears to be an inscription to Esus in Mauretania Caesariensis.

That's Algeria, baby. We're talking about an inscription for a Gaulish deity in North Africa.

So please, those of you who go to college and/or work in academic circles: check your library's journal section.

This is vitally important. Thank you for your time. :)

Edit:I have it! More once I go through it.

But this is very, very promising.
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Date:June 29th, 2006 02:15 pm (UTC)
Just poking your latin:

It would be helpful if there was more context in that quote. "quod" could be referring to a previous neuter noun, hence "which," or it could mean "because." Also the result would not be the passive form of ordered, which would look something more like "iubeatur." My brain is too fuzzy right now to figure do the full translation from english to latin.

My guess is that there is something more going on later in the sentence.

Peregrinus: m. nom. sing.
quod: relative pronoun or conjunction
Esus: m, nom. sing.
fuit: perfect active of "to be" 3rd sing (could refer to either P or E)
iubens: present participle: ordering

In this case, fuit is not a helping verb, iubens must be part of a different clause.

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