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I'll take a shot at this, although others whose Greek is stronger could probably do a more reliable job. The verb ἅπτω has an active form and a mediopassive form. In ancient Greek, the semantic distinction between these two is not always the one you would imagine based on the English usage of passive verbs. Often they just mean different things or convey ...


The phenomena you see in English, Dutch, German, French, and Italian are called deictic projection, where the speaker projects themself to the place previously referenced (the deixis), speaking as if from there. According to the Oxford Latin Dictionary, Venio! would fit fine here: expr. movement to a place where the speaker is, or visualizes himself as ...


Generally, imperatives go first, even though verbs usually go last of all in sentences or clauses. It's correct either way, but the imperative is an important part of a sentence so it gets precedence. Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar says: The verb may come first, or have a prominent position, either (1) because the idea in it is emphatic; or (2) because ...


Both are the same when translated literally, but from my experience, Imperative verbs go before. Then again, different people have different writing styles, so that needs to be taken into account.

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