A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (Dover Thrift by James Joyce

By James Joyce

Masterpiece of semi-autobiographical fiction unearths a robust portrait of the arrival of age of a tender guy of surprising intelligence, sensitivity, and personality. Telling portrayals of an Irish upbringing and education, the Catholic Church and its priesthood, Parnell and Irish politics, sexual experimentation and its aftermath, and issues of artwork and morality.

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Proinde aut exeant aut quiescant aut, si et in urbe et in eadem mente permanent, ea quae merentur exspectent. [l21 At etiam sunt qui dicant, Quirites, a me eiectum esse Catilinam. Quod ego si verbo adsequi possem, istos ipsos eicerem qui haec loquuntur. Homo enim videlicet timidus aut etiam permodestus vocem consulis ferre non potuit; simul atque ire in exsilium iussus est, paruit. Quin hesterno die, cum domi meae paene interfectus essem, senatum in aedem Iovis Statoris convocavi, rem omnem ad patres conscriptos detuli.

27] Sed quoniam earum rerum quas ego gessi non eadem est fortuna atque condicio quae illorum qui externa bella gesserunt (quod mihi cum eis vivendum est quos vici ac subegi, illi hostis aut interfectos aut oppressos reliquerunt), vestrum est, Quirites, si ceteris facta sua recte prosunt, mihi mea ne quando obsint providere. Mentes enim hominum audacissimorum sceleratae ac nefariae ne vobis nocere possent ego providi, ne mihi noceant vestrum est providere. Quamquam, Quirites, mihi quidem ipsi nihil ab istis iarn noceri potest.

7-9 Quid, quid, ubi, quos, quid: each of these interrogatives introduces an indirect question, following the h e c t question, quem nostrum ignorare arbitraris (B300, G467). You can translate the sentence with the direct question first, or you can translate it as written, with the indirect questions first. The entire first paragraph of this speech is composed of . ... RHETORICAL QUESTIONS. , proxirna [nocte], November 7; ablative of time when (B230, G393). superiore nocte: on the night before last, November 6.

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