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This board is a composition workshop, like a writers' workshop: post your work with questions about style or vocabulary, comment on other people's work, post composition challenges on some topic or form, or just dazzle us with your inventive use of galliambics.

Chaou, metaphorically, of course.

here's another attempt to write as much latin as I could without translating it from english. I'm not sure exactly how elegant or, indeed, how intellegible it be. Any help, comments, criticism, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

urbs igne et lentitudinis et suicontemptus turpissimi deflagrat ad quam aspicio. senatores a turba effugiunt quae, diuitas gloriam atque uitam ab illis accipiens, magna cum ira palpitat, a turba quae capillos euellunt et ficus leuat, a turba cuius ...
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short Greek translation

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Feriae Latinae

Aestas venit, cum sole flavo et puerorum cachinnis, voluptate devorate calidarum arenularum.
Discipuli crepidulas disjecerunt, magistro in bibliotheca condito. Velut gaviae cucurrerunt ad litus, capilli et cor insanum in aquilone.
Clamabant, corrisebant : pulchrum erat mare, et spuma similis erat sacchari, solis enim lux edebatur sicut mel.
Carabi, qui ad litus habitabant, pueros ludentes audiverunt, et caraborum dux est eis iratus : nam carabi pueruli, relicti caraborum scholam postquam magister in ostrea condiderunt, inter humanorum ...
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Latin Elegiac Couplet

Hac tanta O ego nunc volo me culpa exonerare
Quae in miseri somno tabet caletque fremens.

Ok, this is my first; I did it this morning after having this idea. Its quite simple ,I think, but It is mine :D so it kinda gave me a good sensation after having completed it. 8)
BUT, I don't know if ...
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Actus Apostolorum 9:1

Hello All

Saulus autem, adhuc spirans minarum et caedis in discipulos Domini, accessit ad principem sacerdum.

Why would St. Jerome have put minae and caedes in the genitive? Is there evidence of this use among classical authors? Perhaps this had crept into popular latin by the fourth century.

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Mirabilis: A Whole New World

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Dicta Bene Nota in Lingua Latina

I just thought it would be fun to see what some random famous sayings might look like in Latin.

Artifex suî ipsîus censor pessimus est.

Cor absentiâ amantius fit.

Nôlîte interrogâre quid prô vôbis possit facere patria vestra. Interrogâte quid prô patriâ vestrâ possîtis facere vôs.
-Iohannês F. Cennedius

Sî hominî piscem dâs, diem edit. Sî hominî piscâre docês, vîtam edit.

Nôn finitur dum canât crassa.

Rosa nomine ûllô aliô tam ...
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in peloponneso

salvete. I wanted to offer up some Latin I've written for criticism. This except comes from a journal I kept while travelling abroad last summer, in which I had sought out a nearby castle. If any words are unclear it may be due to the fact that I can't read my own handwriting. All the same, I'd greatly appreciate any comments on style, usage, incorrect usage, etc. vobis gratias agam!

(scripsi a.d. vi idus iul ...
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Lexica help (Deutsch-Griechisch)

Hi all. I stumbled across this site a couple of days ago and am quite excited to find such a lively and active forum here. And other people who are interested in composing in Greek and Latin.

I'm trying to translate some poems into Greek as a personal challenge and I'm getting fed up with having to go through a bunch of English dictionaries to try to come up with a Greek equivalent of the ...
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