populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo.

Discussion in 'Lingua Latina (Latin)' started by RodKaM, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Hi, I would like help in this final quoted phrase in " A study in scarlet" book and I quote: "Populus me sibilat, at mihi plaudo.
    Ipse domis simul ac nummos contemplar in arca".

    I would like to comprise the final quoted phrase that Watson said to Sherlock Holmes. Your suggestions or answers will be well received. THANKS.
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  2. "The public hisses at me, but in my own home I congratulate myself while thinking of the money in my chest."
  3. J.F. de TROYES Senior Member

    Are you sure of the form "domis" rather than "domi" ? I think the verb "contemplar" ( or : "contemplor" ) may literally mean " gazing at the money in my chest .
  4. hi, thanks for both help, to "Kevin Beach" for reveal the secret of the wattson´s message that now is a revelation and for "J.F de TROYES" for his right point of view and correction, "great observation"..... THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND SHARE YOUR WISDOM.

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