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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.

Another elegiacal pursuit

This morning I woke up and read (again) Ovid's Pyramus & Thisbe. So inspired was I that I took up the quill and myself did arm with rhythm, quality vocalic, elision, and a meal to break the fast. Thus armed, I wrote..

--Tenuis Rima--

Pluuit; plorat caelum pro scelere urbi et amore
Amisso, Impleto. Lacrimat liberiter
Sanguinem lacrima mortalem ex manibus mihi tollit
Caelestis. Gladio te comitar, mea mel.

The rain in the first ...
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10 Latin sentences :)

:D This is to test my proper use of endings and such, not my ability to make great sentences. I am a beginner to Latin.

1. English- The angel gives the book to the boy.
Latin- Angelus librum ad puerum dat.

2. English- The daughter sings to the poet in the forest.
Latin- Filia poetam in silva cantat.

3. English- The crowds praise on the street. ...
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Fire and Ice (Ignis et Glacies) -- An Elegiac

This is my first effort at Latin verse comp. I am not entirely displeased with it, although I recognize at least some of its infelicities. I would be greatly interested in comments and suggestions for improvement.

Fire and Ice

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know ...
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translatory attempt of Blake, and loosely so.

I translated a little poema. It's meant to be sung to Bruce Dickinson's version, so the rhythm varies. (the meter is 12/8, with the last beat generally a quarternote, if that makes any sense or excuse.) :D

And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy Lamb of God
On England's pleasant pastures seen?

And did the Countenance Divine ...
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I am looking for some derivatives to Primus, Secundus, tertius, and Quartus but not the basics like I have primate and prime and secondary or tertio and tertial or quart I ahve a bunch like quart quarter quarter horse quartet but i need some more and cannot find them anyone got some help for me.
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le/wn e)/xei e)nne/a ske/lh

οὐδεῖς λεόντων ἔχει πέντε σκέλη.
εἷς δὲ λέων ἔχει τέτταρα πλείονα σκέλη ἢ οὐδεῖς.
λέων οὖν ἔχει ἐννέα σκέλη.

Corrections welcome, as always. :D
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d'amor' et cetera

De amore et oculis
Stultus dulce cecini
Casum mei spicere
Debebam amoris puri. Vae!

amor vere me invadens totam laetitiam ex anima mea rapuisse et cetera pro tenebris adoluisse sentio.

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H. P. Lovecraft


I needed something to do today to get away from serious work and I thought I'd try writing something in Greek, and since I couldn't think of anything original I thought I'd might translating something. Now this was all over my head and the main thing I learned was just how little I know, but I decided on a story by H. P. Lovecraft because there's a sort of Ancient Pagan feel to his ...
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A Pome - on Scent

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ἀνὴρ πρὸς τὸ ἐν δελφοῖς χρηστήριον ἔβη χρῄζων σοφίας διότι ὁ ἑαυτοῦ βίος χαλεπός ἦν καὶ οὐκ οἴδεν ἃ πράττειν. ὁράω μέγαν ποταμὸν, ἔφη τὸ χρηστήριον, μετὰ τὴν τελευτὴν τῆς ὁδοῦ ἣ πρὸς τῇ οἰκίᾳ σου ἔρχεται. χρὴ λούεσθαι σεαυτὸν ἐν τοῦτῳ τῷ ποταμῷ διὰ τῆν πᾶσαν ἡμέραν. τῇ ἐπειδῇ ἕῳ, ὁ ἀνὴρ ἐκ τῆς οἰκίας διὰ τὴν ὁδὸν ἔβη καὶ τὸν ποταμὸν ἐζήτει. τέλος, ἐν τῇ τελευτῇ τῆς ὁδοῦ, δύο μεγάλους ποταμοὺς ηὗρεν. ...
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