Textkit Logo

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:15 am

News News of Learning Latin

Site map of Learning Latin » Forum : Learning Latin

Here you can discuss all things Latin. Use this board to ask questions about grammar, discuss learning strategies, get help with a difficult passage of Latin, and more.

Nominative or genitive?

Would "the belly of the beast" be "de venter bestiae" or "de ventris bestiae"? I would think the nominative, but it's not a complete sentence, so it's hard to say. Google Translate (I know, I know) accepts both.

This is being used as a title for a project, not in the context of a long passage.
Read more : Nominative or genitive? | Views : 637 | Replies : 8

How to say..

Ok, I have seen that to go from the phrase, I came, I saw, I conquered, to WE came, We saw, We conquered, you would change it Veni, Vidi, Vici to Venimus, Vidimus, Vicious.... However, I work with a robotics team that is trying to say "We Came, We Saw, We Built" (as in, built robots etc). What would be the correct latin for the "We Built" part?
Read more : How to say.. | Views : 556 | Replies : 6

Cicero's Third Catilinarian

Is it my imagination, or is the Third Catilinarian a bit structurally less complex, less periodic, than other orations of Cicero? It is supposed to have been addressed to the people in general. Do we have an example here of how Cicero might have adjusted his normal speaking practices to suit a broader audience than usual (even taking into account that he certainly edited the speech for publication)?
Read more : Cicero's Third Catilinarian | Views : 435 | Replies : 2

Cic. pro Sestio

Context: Cicero explains why Cato stayed on the job and carried out wicked orders to confiscate and sell at auction the goods of the king of Cyprus. This action yielded a lot of gold. Much of this oration seeks to explain why good men didn't act more assertively against the bad politicians in control.

atque etiam hoc videbat, quoniam illa in re publica macula regni publicati maneret, quam nemo iam posset eluere, quod ex ...
Read more : Cic. pro Sestio | Views : 627 | Replies : 6

Audio of Classical Texts in Ecclesiastical Pronunciation

Do you all know where-- if it exists at all-- I can find classical Latin texts in full, pronounced according to the ecclesiastical pronunciation? Leave aside the Vulgate and later texts such as Augustine, et al. (Bedwere already has those covered). I am looking for Caesar, Livy, Cicero, Vergil, etc. Let me know if any of you have been able to turn anything up.
Read more : Audio of Classical Texts in Ecclesiastical Pronunciation | Views : 572 | Replies : 2

A plug for Emacs

When I need to type a Greek word into a Latin document, I use the powerful text editor Emacs. The command set-input-method lets me shift into Greek, and back to Latin on the same line of text. The Greek characters are about what you'd expect a Latin keyboard to produce.

Emacs can be daunting to a beginner, but I started using it about twenty years ago when I took up Linux. There is also a ...
Read more : A plug for Emacs | Views : 440 | Replies : 0

Cic., pro Sestio, XXIV

Cicero is condemning the pair of crooked consuls who turned the government upside down and sent Cicero into exile. I need help on classifying this use of the subjunctive:

Quodsi meis incommodis laetabantur, urbis tame periculo commoverentur.

Here is the LCL translation: Yet even if they rejoiced at my disasters, they ought to have been affected by the peril of the State.

I overlooked the contrary-to-fact meaning of commoverentur until after I had checked my ...
Read more : Cic., pro Sestio, XXIV | Views : 447 | Replies : 2

expression in North & Hilliard

In North & Hilliard, Latin Prose Composition, Exercise 216, I find this vocabulary entry:
fine, mulcto aliquem, abl.

I need first, a dictionary headword for mulcto;
and second, a grammatical explanation of the comment abl.. I am baffled by this entry, maybe because of ignorance of an idiom.

I'm still pecking away on a text file containing the exercise vocabularies in the N&H Latin composition textbook.
Read more : expression in North & Hilliard | Views : 444 | Replies : 2

Fully digitized version of Smith & Hall

Most of you are probably familiar with the great English-Latin dictionary of Smith & Hall. I am happy to be able to announce to you that there is now a fully digitized version of it available at https://www.latinitium.com/smithhall

As you will see, the text, which was proofread by yours truly, has been supplied with clickable links between the various articles, which of course greatly speeds up browsing the dictionary, ...
Read more : Fully digitized version of Smith & Hall | Views : 532 | Replies : 1

Looking for key to Ritchie's First and Second Steps in Latin

I'm looking to get my hands on these books (or scans of them). The purpose is to transcribe them and make them freely available online (along with the textbooks themselves, which I already have). They are in the public domain in my country. I also intend to make Anki decks with the exercises.
Read more : Looking for key to Ritchie's First and Second Steps in Latin | Views : 417 | Replies : 0


Login  •  Register


Total posts 124186 • Total topics 15504 • Total members 4217