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Against Verres 2.5.58

Dear all,

postremo quid aliud isti faciunt, cum te soli ex Sicilia laudant, nisi testimonio nobis sunt omnia te sibi esse largitum quae tu de3 re publica nostra detraxeris?

Finally, here what other thing do they make - when they-only-people from Sicily praised you - except there are all things for us as testimony that you gave them (many things) that you have took from our Republic?

"te sibi esse largitum" => obviously acc + ...
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Tacitus, Dialogue on Oratory, ch. 35

Context: In the good old days youngsters learned oratory by apprenticeship to outstanding members of the bar, but in these degraded times the training is the business of so-called professors of rhetoric. Declamations practiced in their schools are unrealistic.

sequitur autem, ut materiae abhorrenti a veritate declamatio quoque adhibeatur.


Translation: It follows moreover , that the declamation is also applied to subject matter quite remote from the real ...
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Latin Prose Exercises - Clement Bryans

The book 'Latin prose exercises based upon Caesar's Gallic war' (1884) by Clement Bryans is available on the Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/latinproseexerc00bryagoog
I have just uploaded a scan of my copy of the KEY to this work:
https://archive.org/details/KeyToLatinP ... esarBryans
However note that this is the key to the second edition of the Bryans work, and not the first as available on Internet Archive. ...
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Tacitus, Diologue on Oratory, Ch. 32

Context: the orator needs thorough learning, and not just a smattering, decorated with borrowed quotations.

Primum enim aliter utimur propriis, aliter commodatis, longeque interesse manifestum est possideat quis quae profert an mutuetur.


Translation: First, we use our own things and borrowed things differently, and the difference matters between what is our own, and what we have only borrowed.

I have got myself into a state of confusion on the grammar of ...
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Passive Periphrastic in Indirect Statements

Can you render a sentence as an indirect statement when the statement uses the passive periphrastic? For example, would:

Carthago delenda est

be rendered as:

Vir dixit Carthago delenda esse (?)

Thanks,

David
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Need to make sense of this sentence

So the sentence is :
Caesar dixit Interim omnem ex fuga Suessionum multitudo in oppidum proxima nocte convenisse .

Now, I know that multitudo supposed to be multitudinem in that kind of sentence but I need to make sense of it the way it is. Without changing it.
Is it even possible?

Thank you.
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Latin Prose Composition, feedback on my translations please!

Hi!

I'm currently working my way through North & Hillard's Latin Prose Composition. I'm on exercise 17 now, and it would be nice if you guys could give me some feedback on my translations, before I look in the solutions. :)

This is my try for exercise 17:

Exercise 17
Toties victi ab Caesare sunt, ut nuntios ei misserint, ut pacem rogarent. Ne proelium rursus facere volerent, ...
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13th-century English court hand transcription question #2

Hello all :) Thank you for all the help with my last question. This next question is primarily about case endings and mostly does not require any knowledge of paleography. In the excerpt below the strange punctuation is because I copied exactly what the scribe wrote. Many of the words are abbreviated and almost none of them have any case endings given. I had written the letters ...
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Tacitus, Dialogue on Oratory, ch. 12

context: how humans first accepted eloquence and poetry

haec eloquentiae primordia, haec penetralia; hoc primum habitu cultuque commoda mortalibus in illa casta et nullis contacta vitiis pectora influxit: sic oracula loquebantur.


Translation: These are the first-beginnings of eloquence, these the inner sanctum. With this dress and allure, enticing to mortals, eloquence infused simple hearts, as yet untouched by vices: to such the oracles used to speak.

Problems:

commoda . . . mortalibus: commoda, ...
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Quaestio rara de dictionariis interretialibus

Salvete,

Quaestionem raram habeo vobis: Scitne aliquis vestrum quomodo possim per dictionaria interretialia quaerere vocabula cum terminationibus specificis? E.g., volo invenire omnes voces quae exeunt in -atio. Gratias vobis!

So, I've got a strange question. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to search through online dictionaries (or offline dictionaries) for words that have specific endings. For example, I'd like to be able to find all words that end in -atio. Thanks!
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