Addressing magistrates

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Adressing magistrates, a Latin quick guide

So, citizen, you go to NR and think about making your thiumphal request "Oh, Consul"... however, you are on a roman group, of highly trained people. So, comes the doubt, after the salve, what you use?

Well, you must use the Vocative Case, on latin, the declension use to call people. Usually, the words we know are in the Nominative case

Another declension you must have always in mind is the genitive case, ie, ´of something´. For example, the house of the consul if domus consulis. Domus is on the nominative, but consul is on the genitive.

Below you can find the magistratures by nominative, and genitives. Most of the words for magitratures, however, have the same vocative and nominative as well.

The tables are organizades as nominative, genitive. Since the offices are from the 4th declension, it will be easy to have them by memory soon after sometime in NR.

(SG) Consul, Consulis Consul, of the consul (PL) Consules, Consulum Consuls, of the consuls Vocative is the same as nominative

(SG) Censor, Censoris (PL) Censores, Censorum Vocative is the same as nominative

(SG) Praetor, Praetoris (PL) Praetores, Paretorum Vocative is the same as nominative

(SG) Quaestor, Quaestoris (PL) Quaestores, Quaestorum Vocative is the same as nominative


Other very frequent doubt is the difference on latin between the magistrate and magistrature. We know we have the consul, and the consul holds the consulship, the praetor the praetorship, the tribune the tribunate. But on latin, see bellow:

Consul, Consulate Censor, Censura Praetor, Praetura Quaestor, Quaestura

--Lucius Arminius Faustus 01:08, 26 November 2006 (CET)

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