Sparsæ tot urbes turbinis vasti modo

Discussion in 'Lingua Latina (Latin)' started by Diadem, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Diadem Senior Member

    USA (English)
    From Seneca, Troades, Lines 229-232:

    Hæc tanta clades gentium, ac tantus pavor,
    Sparsæ tot urbes turbinis vasti modo,
    Alterius esset gloria, ac summum decus;
    Iter est Achillis —​

    Sparsæ tot urbes (nom, fem, pl) = so many cities strewn
    turbinis (gen, fem, sg) = of a tornado
    vasti =
    modo (dat/ abl, masc, sg) = in the manner

    How does vasti fit into this line? It appears to be (gen, masc or neut, sg) or (nom, masc, pl) it doesn't appear to agree with anything, unless I'm mistaken.
  2. CapnPrep Senior Member

  3. Diadem Senior Member

    USA (English)
    I used Wiktionary and it said feminine. I should have double-checked Perseus.

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