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Ben-Hur Translation Page 7: Meeting along the Road

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Previous pages.

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Part II
Slavery at Sea

Pars II
Servitium per mare

Μέρος β'
Ὑπηρεσία κατὰ θάλασσαν

Ben-Hur was sentenced for life to the backbreaking toil of a slave among the living dead who manned the oars aboard the galleys of the Roman navy.

Benhur traditus est in æternum et fatigante servitium inter remiges, qui similes mortuorum in Romanæ classis navibus erant.

Ὁ Βενὼρ παρεδόθη εἰς τὴν ...
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best online English-to-Latin translator or dictionary

Has anyone found a good online English-to-Latin translator? I've waded through pages of Google results looking for one, but most of them don't even recognize the words I'm looking for, or their results are questionable (e.g., Google translate). I typically only need to translate one word at a time (as opposed to phrases), so a great dictionary, whether online or in Kindle format would be fine.

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imperial heir

Hi. I'm writing a sci-fi novel set in the future with a resurrected Roman Empire. I'm trying to include some Latin terms for added realism.

For the ruler of this empire, I want to use a Latin title rather than the word emperor. As far as I can tell, the Latin equivalent is imperator, and empress translates to imperatrix. Can someone please verify that for me.

Also, I'm looking for a Latin equivalent to "imperial ...
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re vera

What does this phrase mean? I can't find it anywhere.
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 6: The Fall of the House of Hur

Your corrections and comments are kindly requested. Many thanks!

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All of Ben-Hur’s efforts are in vain. Before his horrified eyes Tirzah and his mother are treated no better than common criminals…

Omnes conatus Benhur vani sunt. Ante cujus oculos horrescentis, Thersa et mater tamquam infimæ ac noxiæ patiuntur.

Πᾶσαι αἱ πεῖραι τοῦ Βενὼρ μάταιαί εἰσιν. Πρὸ δὲ τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν αὐτοῦ ἐκπεπληγμένου,  ἡ Θερσὰ καὶ ἡ μήτηρ ὡς οἱ κατώτατοι κακοῦργοι πάσχουσιν. ...
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is this an indirect statement?

Polliceor me Pyrrhum veneno necaturum si mihi. This seems to be an indirect statement but 'esse' is missing.Otherwise necaturum is the future indicative participle.
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translation check please

Postea, omni spe pacis inter Pyrrum et Romanos conciliandae ablata, Fabricius consul factus contra eum missus est. Afterwards, with all hope of peace between Pyhrrus and the Romans destroyed of reconciling, Fabricius elected consul was sent against him.
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First catilinarian, question about ista

I finished Henle's Second Year Latin (lots of Caesar) and began with Henle's Third Year Latin, which opens with the first Catilinarian oration. The first paragraphs offer no major difficulties, but I wonder a bit about this sentence:

"Fuit, fuit ista quondam in hac re publica virtus, ut viri fortes acrioribus suppliciis civem perniciosum quam acerbissimum hostem coercerent"

Why 'ista' and not simply 'illa'? Isn't often some kind of contempt implied in the use of ...
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An unpleasant "account"


I stumbled upon some interesting phrases to express a rather unsympathetic view of someone:

Robertson wrote:A man of no account; homo sordidus, obscurus; nullo loco, ordine, numero; nullius loci, ordinis, numeri, pretii, meriti; infima conditione, loco infimo; imi subsellii; quintae, extremae classis; infra infimos; despectus, despicatissimus, contemptus, abjectus. Qui cum infima multitudine conculcatur, obruitur, consenescit, apud populares sordet. Unus e multis; ex faece populi; sortis humillimae; inter capite--censos, et proletarios. He is, of all others, ...
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 5: Messala's Cruel Revenge

Many thank for corrections and comments!

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Ben-Hur’s ears are assailed by cries and crashing timbers as the Roman legionnaires spread havoc through the house in their grim search….

Ploratus hominum ac fragor tignorum in aures Benhur invadunt, dum Romani milites stragem dant per domum truculenter investigantes.

Κλαυθμοι ἀνθρώπων τε καὶ πάταγος δοκῶν ἐπιπίπτουσιν τοῖς τοῦ Βενὼρ ὦσιν, τῶν Ῥωμαίων στρατιωτῶν ὀλεθρὸν φερόντων διὰ τῆς οἰκίας σκληρῶς διαζητούντων.

The ruthless beasts are striking ...
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