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quia res altera taedium laboris, altera securitatem parit

Discussion in 'Lingua Latina (Latin)' started by melonidas, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. melonidas Junior Member

    spanish
    Hi , in this sentence: quia res altera taedium laboris, altera securitatem parit , what does, altera mean??

    thx
     
  2. jrundin Senior Member

    USA, English
    altera...altera = the one...the other. (or "the first...the second")

    This quote is from Quintilian. Quintilian is saying that a teacher should not be too harsh or too
    generous in his praise of students "because the one thing [the first thing] (altera res) causes (parit) dislike of work
    (taedium laboris), the other [the second] (altera) carelessness (securitatem)."
     

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