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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.

Ode to Cam Newton of Auburn

τὸν Αυβυρν καὶ τὸ ποδόσφαιρον αὐτοῦ εἶχεν ἡ νύξ.
ἔπειτα εἶπεν ὁ Θεὸς "γενεθήτω ὁ Νευτον" καὶ τὰ πάντα φῶς ἐγένετο.

Auburn and Auburn football lay hid in night.
Then God said, "Let Newton be" and all was light.
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Latin fun!!! Any topics you want!!

Meus nomen est Billy. Ego sum satus is pro meus latin 3/4 ordo. Ullus thema es recipero quod spero totus mos have quispiam loquor
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translation of one passage of In Catilinam 1

Non deest rei publicae consilium, neque auctoritas huius ordinis;

I think auctoritas should be auctoritatem as an accusative case. Why Cicero used the case of nominative?

I am a latin beginner from China. I think Latin is beautiful and powerful.
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Having a hard time with Greek composition (using Sidgwick)

I've been working with Crosby's "An Introduction to Greek" and I picked up Sidgwick's "A First Greek Writer" plus key from this site. Feeling fairly confident that I could probably make it through the first exercise or two without excessive errors, I tried Sidgwick's first exercise (the one on swans). When I checked my translation with the key, I was terribly wrong from start to finish, and I can't help thinking that I just ...
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a story about Calvin Coolidge in Ancient Greek

ην αρχων τις των United States. το ονομα τουτου του αρχοντος Calvin Coolidge ην. Coolidge ουκ ηθελησε λαλειν. αει ουτος εσιγησε. ουδεποτε ουτος ελαλησε. πολλην σιγην αυτῳ ην. δια τουτο οι ανθρωποι εκαλεσαν αυτον "Silent Cal." ημερᾳ τινι γυνη τις αφικομενος προς τον Coolidge ειπε αυτῳ «ω Mr. President. αθλον νυν ποιωμεν. λεγω οτι εγω δυναμαι αναγκαζειν σε λαλειν δυο λογους.» απεκριθη Coolidge «νενικησαι.»

video can be found here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-IGUvfrNCk ...
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Here's to you by Joan Baez

Here's to you, Nicola and Bart
Rest forever here in our hearts
The last and final moment is yours
That agony is your triumph

Vobis hoc, Nicolæ Bartoque,
requiescant in pace cordibus.
Vobis ultimum estis momentum.
Agoniens triumphavistis.

My first translation ever.
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Origo Viae Lacteae

Si placet, mone me si sunt errata ulla.


Origo Viae Lacteae

de Mythis Cherokiorum de James Mooney

Aliqui in austro habuerunt pistrinum maizio in quo contunderunt maizium et facerunt farem, et aliquod

mane cum venerunt id implere animadverterunt aliquod maizii inter noctem abstulitor. Inspexerunt terram

et invenerunt vestigia canis, itaque inter noctem insequentem invigilaverunt, et quando canis venit ex

septentrionibus et incepit esse farem ex cratera, captaverunt et ...
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William Wilberforce: For the Abolition of Slavery (1791)

This is a short excerpt I've found on Wikipedia of William Wilberforce's speech before the House of Commons,
delivered April 18, 1791. The entire speech can be found on Google books, The Parliamentary history of England from the earliest period to the year 1803.

I have scarcely deviated from the original. Since I have a rather meager vocabulary, LSJ along with Perseus' English-to-Greek tool
were very beneficial. I hope to receive corrections and constructive criticism. ...
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Help with poetry

Hello :) I wrote a haiku in Latin for my girlfriend, and would really appreciate it if someone could have a look at it and tell me if there are any improvements or corrections I could make. Thanks !

I wanted to say

I am forever yours
and you make me complete
my light, I love you

and I translated it as

semper tuus ero
et me ...
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"The looser went out to loose." a Greek story

“The looser went out to loose.”
A Story to help internalize Greek verb forms
By Mark Lightman

Τὴν δ’ ἐγὼ οὐ λύσω
“I’m not gonna loose her.” Iliad 1:29

Cast of Characters:

ὁ λύων a warrior who sacked a city and took a woman prisoner.

ὁ λυόμενος the woman’s father, who went out to ransom his daughter back.

ἡ λυομένη the woman herself, who is getting set free.

ὁ λύων ἐξῆλθε λῦσαι γυναῖκα. ἐν τῷ ...
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