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Greek Rhythm

I am having trouble making sense of rhythm. The whole rhythm thing is confusing. How do you decide what the rhythm of a word is? I was looking at some of the words from the little lexicon at the back of Mounce (good ole Mounce) and this is what I came up with:
u -- u

u u --

u u -- u

-- u u

u u-- --

Now, ...
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Latin Composition on Gordian III

Hi...I am trying to write a few paragraphs on the regnal history of Gordian III in Latin. I thought I would post the first paragraph of what I've done here and see just how atrocious my Latin really is. :) If anyone can offer any advice or suggestions, they would be extremely appreciated. If some of the sentences read strangely, it's because most of the Latin of ...
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Quote Translation

Hello All,

I need a little help translating this quote into Latin:

"Each for the other and all for God."

Thanks for your help!

Tim McCoy
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Book Dedication (Latin Elegiac Couplet)

I would like to write a short book dedication in a Latin elegiac couplet. I have given it a go as follows:

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hunc libellum dono meum illae quae amica diu iam
    optima nobis est, quae mihi semper erit.

"I dedicate this little book of mine to the one who has been my best friend all along, who will always be to me."

Sadly I am aware of a couple of problems. First there ...
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Appiusque Draco et Sulla

I've never written anything sizable in Latin before, other than a few silly sentences scrabled together but I have written my first sizable paragraph after 3 years of Latin and was wondering if anyone had any comments or corrections they might provide be able to provide me with. I'd just ask my Latin teacher but who wants to look like the suck up? :-P

Pugnato proelio in ...
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Greek elegaic

Qaumata R(wmaiwn mala xairwn au)tik e)soyei
barbara kai gnwsh? r(hmata kai a)stea
biblion ou)n labe nu=n xarien lepton panu kalon
h(mwn ou)k a)mnhmwn, Li/nh e)mh filih

For a departing friend.

I am not sure about the asyndeton in line 3, or whether those adjectives are really suitable for a book.
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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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