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Ben-Hur Translation Page 38: Bad News

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Near daybreak the next morning, two officers of Ben-Hurs’ secret army bring a startling report of what has happened to Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane.

Prope lucem sequente mane, duo præfecti clandestini exercitus Benhuris terribilem relatum referunt de quibus Jesu in villa Gethsemani contigerint.

Πρὸς ἡμέραν τὴν ὑστέραν, δύο ἄρχοντες τοῦ κρυφίοῦ στρατιοῦ τοῦ Βενὼρ φοβερὰν ἀπαγγελίαν ἀπαγγέλλουσι περὶ ὧν τῷ Ἰησοῦ ἐν τῷ ...
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Latin prose composition after Bradley's Arnold

I would like to look for books with ample exercises in continuous Latin prose composition as well as a corresponding answer key which would suit the use of more advanced students who have completed Bradley's Arnold. Could anyone provide me with good suggestions?

There are many threads on Textkit concerning the subject, and indeed I have discovered many valuable Latin composition books published a century ago on Google. However, the choice becomes difficult when many ...
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 37: Fool!

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Five days after the triumphal entry of Christ into Jerusalem, Simonides tells Ben-hur news of a sudden turn in events.

Die autem sexto post quam Christus Jerosolyma gloriose introivit, Simonides Benhuri nuntium narrat de quadam repentina commutatione.

Τῇ δὲ ἕκτῃ ἡμέρᾳ ἐπειδὴ ὁ Χριστὸς τὰ Ἱεροσόλυμα ἐνδόξως εἰσἦλθεν, ὁ Σιμωνίδης τῷ Βενὼρ ἀγγελίαν διηγεῖται περί τινος αἰφνιδίου μεταβολῆς.

The Christ has not fulfilled our ...
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Help! Comenius Vestibulum

Here is my document

The original document (Latin-English).

Here is the original document (Polish/German/Latin)

Edit: I am now basing my Vestibulum mostly after the Polish/German/Latin edition as it is in many ways superior.
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help needed for ancient greek computer game

I am writing an Ancient Greek version of computer game I played 40 years ago - in those input and output was text which is what I want as the point is to practice Greek.

The player is in the role of despot who assigns the peasants to various tasks. If the orders work out well the peasants continue to obey if not they rebel.

I am working on the first page in which the ...
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 36: Time of War?

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Ben-Hur hastened to bring his mother and sister to Simonides and Esther who gave them all the comforts so long denied them.

Benhur festinans adduxit matrem sororemque ad Simonidam atque Esther, qui eas omnibus rebus diu destitutas allevarent.

Ὁ Βενὼρ σπεύσας ἤγαγε τὴν μητέρα τε καὶ τὴν ἀδελφὴν πρὸς Σιμωνίδην τε καὶ Ἐσθήρ, οἵτινές γε αὐτὰς ἁπάντων πολὺν χρόνον ἀπορούσας ἐκούφισαν.

But Ben-Hur is ...
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Medical Latin (sort of)

A orthopedic surgeon friend of mine with a penchant for Latin asked me for help, but my Latin isn't good enough. Basically, he wants to give a Latin name (don't ask me why) to some sort of table that lists important things concerning the patients that are going to be operated (age, place of residence, handedness etc.). In English, it would be something like "Remarks/comments on the Patients to be Operated". He's proposing "De indice ...
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Fabula Aeterna (Pulchra ac Bestia)

Haec est translātiō (vel adaptātiō) mea carminis praeclārī Disneiānī (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blvW8Wp6JFk). Spērō ut vōbīs placeat, sed quālēscunque sint vestrās opīniōnēs, petō ut mihi illās dīcātis, bonās malāsve.


Vēra'st narratiō.
Tum vix amīcī,
Tum hīc coniunctī
Gestō subitō.

Mūtātiō parva'st,
Sed simul magna'st.
Quamquam timidī
Et impārātī,
Pulchr'ac bestia stant!

Nōn exspectātur,
At nōn mūtātur.
Ut anteā fuit
Tam certē erit
Quam sōl oriētur.

Nōn exspectātur,
At nōn mūtātur.
Ut anteā fuit
Tam certē ...
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 35: Healing

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Far into the early spring night Ben-Hur and his friends debate when and how Jesus will proclaim himself king of the Jews. Then, just as Ben-Hur is about to return to his army, a messenger arrives.

Primo autem vere in serum noctis Benhur et amici disputant quando ac quomodo Jesus se regem Judæorum pronuntiaturus sit. Deinde, Benhur jam ad exercitum revertente, nuntius pervenit.

Ἅμα ...
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Athenaze Modern Greek Audio

A couple months ago I did some Modern Greek audio for the first couple or so chapters for Athenaze. Let me know what you all think! https://soundcloud.com/johannes-ursinus/sets/athenaze
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