How to Translate StatuumDe copiis auxiliaribus statuum Imperii
Dear Latin Teacher,
I can't translate the following title: De copiis auxiliaribus statuum Imperii
is the plural of status
but it is in the genitive case. I can't figure out what noun it is modifying nor the correct translation of title.
Sometimes, later Latin is tough for us classicists. The title you mention is found in a volume dated 1685, a time when Latin vocabulary had changed considerably from classical times.
means "of the states". The classical Latin we know and love would have used natio
, or civitas
, but never status
So, try this: Concerning the Auxiliary Troops of the States of the Empire.
For a reference, see David Morgan's excellent Latin Lexicon
online, then scroll down to .gvt nation, state, country / natio, patria, civitas; status (mdv., ecc., Milton)
Hope this helps, and thanks for asking a Latin teacher
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