Expressions of Similarity

With Adjectives and Adverbs

The basic formula here is (adj/adv) + atque/ac


He has sense equal to his beauty: parem sapientiam habet atque formam.

He has sense equal to his beauty: pariter sapientiam habet atque formam.

She loves and hates in the same way: aequē amat ac odit.

(likewise with similiter)

With Ipse

Here, the formula is more subtle: use ipse, ipsa, ipsum with a relative clause or ac/atque.

I suspect you are disturbed by the same things which I am: tē suspicor eīsdem rēbus quibus mē ipsum commovērī.

I pray to the same gods as you: prēcor deīs atque te ipse.


The Essential AG: 384 n2

One comment on “Expressions of Similarity

  1. Kyle says:

    It’s an interesting turn-of-phrase with the ipse because it is the gods which are the same and the res which are the same. ipse being used to express comparison seems fundamentally different to ὁ αὐτός. Very interesting!!

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