Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Nestor/028

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Annotations[edit]

028.18 proves by algebra       This is previously mentioned on 018.05, when Mulligan uses it as an impressive facet of Dedalus' abilities.

028.32 Amor matris     (Latin) The love of a mother. A mother's love.

subjective and objective genitive     In grammar, the genitive or possessive case has several different forms. The Latin phrase Amor matris is ambiguous to Stephen because it means two different things depending on whether matris is subjective genitive or objective genitive:

subjective genitive: A mother's love [for her child]
objective genitive: [A child's] love for his mother

Stephen is thinking of himself and his own mother as much as he is thinking of Sargent and Sargent's mother.[1]

References[edit]

  1. Gifford, Don; Seidman, Robert J. (1988). Ulysses Annotated. University of California Press. p. 34. 
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