Discussion Topic: Latin double accusative or missing conjunction

In Ovid, Metamorphoses, book 1, line 231, 'in domino dignos everti tecta Penates', both tecta and Penates appears to be objects of the verb. This doesn't look like a place for a double accusative. Is there a conjunction missing?
------gustus - 2020-04-21 12:49:45

This is not a double accusative, nor is there a missing conjunction. 'Penates' is the object of the preposition 'in' -- in the accusative to indicate motion -- and 'tecta' is the only object of the verb. 'domino,' in the ablative, refers to 'dignos.' 'I overturned the roofs on Penates worthy of (their) master.' It is clear from what follows that Lycaon escaped the destuction of his palace.
------zwibble - 2020-04-21 13:33:36

Thanks, Zwibble. Now that you have pointed it out, it's clear to me. I'm embarrassed that I did not see this myself. Happens sometimes!
------gustus - 2020-04-22 07:22:43

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