Can you use "coram" in a Question?

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Can you use "coram" in a Question?

Post by Jim Bryan » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:05 am

Can you use the word 'coram" in a question?

From "Rufus Lutulentus" by Lance Piantaggini
"Livia adest. Rufus est domi coram Livia.
Non decet lutulari coram matre Sexti et Drusillae."

Who is Rufus in front of? In whose presence is Rufus? Whose presence is Rufus in?
Quo/qua coram est Rufus?
In whose presence is it not proper to be covered in mud?
Quibus coram non decet lutulari?

Thanks Jim (Jacobulus)

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Re: Can you use "coram" in a Question?

Post by Jim Bryan » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:16 am

And why if coram takes the ablative, do I see coram te, and coram me
Non habebis deos alienos coram me
You shall have no other gods before me?
abl of ego is me not mihi. My bad :-0 :oops:

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Re: Can you use "coram" in a Question?

Post by mwh » Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:43 am

If you can use it in a statement you can use it in a question.

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Re: Can you use "coram" in a Question?

Post by Jim Bryan » Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:13 am

coram
estne Rufus coram X, an Y?
estne Rufus solus, an coram X?
Quis est coram Rufo?
Rufo nudo, quis in triclinio est coram puero parvo?
etc

coram quo? would also work, yes.

Thank you Lance Piantaggini
Jim

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