gladios cruentos or glaudios cruentos

Discussion in 'Lingua Latina (Latin)' started by melonidas, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. melonidas Member

    Hello, my teacher wrote this: ..."nec matres bella ac glaudios cruentos horrebant". But I think he is referring to glaudos cruentos: bloodstained swords

    What do you think ???
  2. exgerman Senior Member

    English but my first language was German
    I think he mispelled gladios----you did too.

    bella ac gladios is a hendiadys, where you ue two descriptive phrases to specify one concept ("war and its bloody swords").

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