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You have failed the Emperor!

Latin translation: Imperatori defuisti

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English term or phrase:You have failed the Emperor!
Latin translation:Imperatori defuisti
Entered by: Joseph Brazauskas
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17:15 Mar 13, 2008
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English term or phrase: You have failed the Emperor!
Greetings,

I know there is the verb “desum”, but I don't know if it’s okay here.

Supposing Maecenas had made a complete mess of the economy when he was deputising for Octavian while Octavian was finishing off Antony in the east, someone might have rebuked him as follows:
“You have failed the Emperor!”

All the best,

Simon
SeiTT
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:01
Imperatori defuisti
Explanation:
Or 'defuistis', if plural. 'Desum' is especially used of failing in an official duty.

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Note added at 23 mins (2008-03-13 17:38:35 GMT)
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Cf., e.g., Caesar, 'Bellum Civile', 1.1.3.

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Note added at 28 mins (2008-03-13 17:43:29 GMT)
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Cf., e.g., Caesar, 'Bellum Civile', 1.1.3: Incitat L. Lentulus consul senatum rei publicae se non defuturum pollicetur, etc.'
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you have failed the emperor!
Imperatori defuisti


Explanation:
Or 'defuistis', if plural. 'Desum' is especially used of failing in an official duty.

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Note added at 23 mins (2008-03-13 17:38:35 GMT)
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Cf., e.g., Caesar, 'Bellum Civile', 1.1.3.

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Note added at 28 mins (2008-03-13 17:43:29 GMT)
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Cf., e.g., Caesar, 'Bellum Civile', 1.1.3: Incitat L. Lentulus consul senatum rei publicae se non defuturum pollicetur, etc.'

Joseph Brazauskas
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many thanks excellent as ever
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