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NJCL Member-At-Large!!

Hey guys, I'm joining NJCL as a member at large and I was wondering if anyone else here is a member of NJCL.
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Horace, Sat. II, 2, near line 125

Context: joyful dinners in the good old times

post hoc ludus erat culpa potare magistra
ac venerata Ceres, ita culmo surgeret alto,
explicuit vino contractae seria frontis.

after this game time took place
and after Ceres entreated, that she would grow-forth on tall stem,
she cleared the troubles from the clenched brow with wine.

These three lines presented several problems for me.

culpa potare magistra: ...
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Horace, Sat. II, 2

Context: The wise man, even if rich, lives simply, because it is heathful, and because it makes him better prepared for adverse fortune.

Horace, Sat., II, about line 110.

ad casus dubios fidet sibi certius? hic qui
pluribus adsuerit mentem corpusque superbum;
an qui contentus parvo metuensque futuri
in pace, ut sapiens, aptarit idonea bello?

Which one will have surer confidence in himself in dangerous times? The man who
accustomed his ...
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Qui sibi nomen imposuit

The famous formula upon the declaration of new pope goes as follows:

Annuntio uobis gaudium magnum: habemus papam, eminentissimum ac reuerendissimum dominum Georgium Marium Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae cardinalem Bergoglio, qui sibi nomen imposuit Franciscum.

I watched the broadcasts of the last two of these ceremonies on Youtube, and the second last one goes, ‘— — qui sibi nomen imposuit Benedicti Decimi Sexti.’

Which one is correct Latin, the papal name in accusative or genitive? I’d ...
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Scott and Jones First Latin Course

I'm going through A First Latin Course by Scott and Jones and will post any questions that I have about it in this thread.

There is a Latin saying to memorize in Caput quartum: "Homo trium litterarum -- FUR." Just a couple of days ago I also ran into the same saying in Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy: "A fault that every writer finds, as I do now, and yet faulty themselves, trium literarum homines, all ...
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Spoken Latin again ...


A year and a half ago you expressed some doubts as to the existence of my Latin-speaking friend.

Re: Monolingual Latin Dictionary
Postby Nesrad » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:55 pm

thesaurus wrote:
Interaxus wrote:
I know a young guy who speaks Latin as fluently as his own native language. I have no hope of emulating him, but he’s a reminder that there’s a spoken language lurking behind the printed words.

How did this ...
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Accentuation and Enclitics

How do the enclitics -ne and -que affect accentuation? For example, itane and itaque. Does the accent in both fall on the i? Thanks for any information that can be afforded to me.
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questions LL Cap XX

please allow me to correct my understanding of these two passages
this is from Lingua Latina Capitulum XX

Sī māter īnfantem suum ipsa alere nōn potest sīve nōn vult, īnfans ab aliā muliere alitur, quae eī in locō mātris est. line 12
if dative + est shows possession then we can read the last clause as 'who herself has in the place of mother' and the eō refers to alia mulier another woman, and a ...
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Paucis adverb?

I am working on retranslating Corderius's Colloquia into more modern English? In the first Colloquium, there is the phrase "ut paucis tecum fabularer." In Hoole's translation it is "That I might talk with you a little." He seems to be taking it adverbially, but I cannot find anywhere where it is listed as an adverb. My guess is that it is literally " that I may chat with you with a few words."

Thoughts? I ...
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