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Horace 2.7 Translation

O saepe mecum tempus in ultimum
deducte Bruto militiae duce,
quis te redonavit Quiritem
dis patriis Italoque caelo,

Pompei, meorum prime sodalium,
cum quo morantem saepe diem mero
fregi, coronatus nitentis
malobathro Syrio capillos?

Tecum Philippos et celerem fugam
sensi relicta non bene parmula,
cum fracta virtus et minaces
turpe solum tetigere mento.

Sed me per hostis Mercurius celer
denso paventem sustulit aere;
te rursus in bellum resorbens
unda fretis tulit aestuosis.

Ergo obligatam redde ...
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In Usum Delphini

I watched recently a video by a YouTube channel called “Deka Glossai” which explained some books for learning Latin. He described one series called “In Usum Delphini” which, according to the Wikipedia page, was a series of texts used for the education of the son of King Louis XIV. It essentially, as the man on the video says, is a series of Latin text with Latin annotations, somewhat like Lingua Latina by Ørberg, but more ...
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Online: Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX


After toiling for quite some time I have finally finished my latest transcription project: a Latin version of Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX. You can download it from its Project Gutenberg-page.

I chose this specific text for several reasons:

  • I was interested in the text as such (always a must for any transcription project I tackle).
  • It provides a lot of text of a suitable intermediate level.
  • It serves as further raw material for ...
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How do you like your commentaries?

Salvete omnes,

I've noticed four different formats for Latin texts/commentaries.

1) Text in the first section of the book, commentary at the back of the book (like the Cambridge Green & Yellows and Bryn Mawr Commentaries)
2) Text and commentary on the same page, but with commentary beneath the text (like Pharr's Purple Virgil and the Steadman books)
3) Text and commentary on the same page, but with commentary in the margin (like Lingua Latina ...
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Stress or pitch accent ?

Good afternoon !

I have been tackling poetry for the first time since I started studying Latin. Reading about accentuation, I discovered that the stress accent I had been using might not be correct : some sources indicate that golden age Romans spoke with a pitch accent. What is the current consensus ?
Would you happen to have a link to an article or a book on this matter, either in English, French or Spanish ...
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Le Latin Sans Peine Audio

I was wondering if anyone has bought the newest version of Le Latin Sans Peine? I was told by someone-- as yet uncorroborated by anyone else-- that the audio that comes with it includes both ecclesiastical pronunciation and classical. Is that true? Thanks.
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one setence from Tacitus' Annales, help

In Ann. 1.5, Tacitus tells us a story about Augustus' visit to the exiled Agrippa Postumus in Planasia:

quippe rumor incesserat, paucos ante menses Augustum, electis consciis et comite uno Fabio Maximo, Planasiam vectum ad visendum Agrippam ...

This is my translation:

For the rumor had spread that a few months earlier, with knowledge of selected number and with only one accompany, Fabius Maximus, Augustus had sailed to Planasia to visit Agrippa...

Apparently, here Tacitus ...
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Dative in Livy

Hello all. Before I ask my question, let me say by way of background that I've been studying Latin on my own for about six years. My path has been Wheelock, Wheelock intermediate reader, then mostly Cicero and Seneca. I've started Livy recently and I've been encountering many usages that seem strange to me. One example of this is his use of datives, that seem to be datives of purpose. Here's a couple from Book ...
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Question about a Hyginus Fabulae

"Ităque, memor Nessi praecepti,
uestem tinctam Centauri sanguĭne, Hercŭli qui ferret, nomĭne
Licham famŭlum
I couldn't find to which verbs these accusatives belong. And this nomĭne what it means?
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Question about passage in Ørberg's edition of Caesar

Hi! I'm sorry to interrupt but I have a question too. In page 6 of Ørberg's edition of Caesar there's passage that gives me a little trouble.

Gallōrum aliquot populī, Ambiorīge duce, Eburōnum rēge, dēfēcērunt. Ā quibus Cotta et Titūrius, lēgātī Caesaris, circumventī īnsidiīs cum exercitū cui praeerant caesī sunt. Et cum aliārum quoque legiōnum casta oppugnāta magnō labōre dēfēnsa essent, inter quae eius cui in Trēverīs praeerat Q. Cicerō, ab ipsō Caesare hostēs poeliō ...
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