first of four books

Discussion in 'Lingua Latina (Latin)' started by Casquilho, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Casquilho Senior Member

    São Paulo, Brazil
    Portuguese - Brazil
    Hi fellows, can you help me? I have got a problem with numerals in Latin: in this phrase, "In the first of the four books of Odes Horace deals a lot with love...", how can I say the clause first of the four books in good Latin?
     
  2. VerbaSequentur New Member

    Italiano
    It should be: "Primus quattuor librorum". In your phrase: "In primo quattuor librorum (...)"
     
  3. Casquilho Senior Member

    São Paulo, Brazil
    Portuguese - Brazil
    So the numeral quattuor ​in undeclinable?
     
  4. VerbaSequentur New Member

    Italiano
    Yes, like all the numerals, except for unus, duo, tres, milia and the hundreds from ducenti to nongenti. I hope my English was fairly good :).
     
  5. Casquilho Senior Member

    São Paulo, Brazil
    Portuguese - Brazil
    Thank you!
     

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