It was common to purchase a grave before you actually died in Hebrew culture. I don´t know if it was the same in the Roman world though..
Well, buying land on a cemetery beforehand is a common occurrence, is it not?
It still is really common in Mayan culture... In fact, they buy the wooden box and hang in in their room, really close to the roof. Specifically above their bed.
It was common in the Roman world, too. Gladiators and soldiers used to do it, for example. And so did emperors, who built splendid monuments being alives to be buried in them. Apologize for my mistakes. English is not my mother language.
Nothing other than (absent) prior context; it could equally be his mother or its mother. The English is compelled to be more specific than the Latin in this regard.
Nothing. Even 'its mother' would be an acceptable translation, as eius is the genitive singular for all three genders. I would send in a report if his/its were not accepted.
Eius is used for all three genders.
|DATIVE||eis (iis)||eis (iis)||eis (iis)|
|ABLATIVE||eis (iis)||eis (iis)||eis (iis)|
Interesting....I posted a comment on here before Julian's: It's good to be prepared and it's still not here, although the header says there are 2 comments.
Also, I had an email saying someone else had commented, but that comment doesn't appear either.
It was probably deleted by a moderator because it wasn't really adding anything of substance. Sometimes one can get away with witty comments and sometimes one can't—it depends on who sees it and when and how busy the sentence discussion is.
Personally, I enjoy reading such comments, but if a discussion gets quite long they can also get in the way of posts that are actually informative. And some are (entirely subjectively) better than others...
And again, my last post disappeared, no "Comment posted" in green, but the count has gone up to 3 comments.
EDIT: refreshed the page and the today's have appeared, but not yesterday's or the other person's