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Online: Plato's Crito (in Latin)

Salvete,

my transcription of a Latin translation (by Marsilius Ficinus) of Plato's Crito is now online. It can be downloaded from its Project Gutenberg-page.

Valete,

Carolus Raeticus
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Praeterquum?

Valete,

I am currently putting the finishing touch to my transcription of Plato's Crito. One small question:

Plato wrote:Et primum quidem ille tunc in judicium ingressus, cum liceret non ingredi; deinde concertatio ipsa judicii similiter acta; et extremus hic finis, tanquam ridiculum quiddam, per ignaviam segnitiemque nostram effugisse nos videbitur, quod nec nos te servaverimus, neque tu ipse te, cum id fieri absque magna difficultate potuerit, si vel parum in nobis usus industriæque fuisset. Hæc ...
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Learning Latin the Ancient Way

You may be interested in this article from the Guardian. Professor Eleanor Dickey (Reading University) has produced a collection of phrases books for Greek (?) learners of Latin in the 2nd to 6th century.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/10/ancient-greek-manuscripts-reveal-life-lessons-from-the-roman-empire

For the those who crave the revival of the ancient way of learning languages this looks like it fits the bill:

http://readingancientschoolroom.com/
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Some more from Orberg XLIV

Fit fuga regis comitum. Ipse prope exsanguis, cum sine regio comitatu domum se reciperet, ab iis qui missi ab Tarquinio fugientem consecuti erant interficitur. Creditur — quia non abhorret a cetero scelere — admonitu Tulliae id factum. Carpento certe (id quod satis constat) in forum invecta evocavit virum e Curia 'regem'que prima appellavit. Ex tanto tumultu cum se domum reciperet pervenissetque ad summum Cyprium vicum , restitit pavidus is qui iumenta agebat iacentemque dominae Servium ...
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Rule of St. Benedict

Reading through the Rule of St. Benedict, I came across a construction that seems to pair ut with the infinitive to express purpose, which I hadn't seen before. The passage reads:

Ergo, cum aliquis suscipit nomen abbatis, duplici debet doctrina suis præesse discipulis, id est omnia bona et sancta factis amplius quam verbis ostendat, ut capacibus discipulis mandata Domini verbis proponere, duris corde vero et simplicioribus factis suis divina præcepta monstrare.

The English translation reads, ...
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Perfect Subjunctive

Salvete,

I previously thought that when the tence is perfect the subjunctive used after the ut would be imperfect.

Therefore, I am a bit puzzled with this sentence:

Tertio itaque regni sui anno evenit, ut Sidone, oppido piscatorum, capiteque Phœnicum, ad se in regiam, colloquendi causa, me evocaverit.

I think I understand the meaning of the sentece. However, the usage of the perfect subjunctive (evocaverit) I cannot understand. Why is the subjunctive perfect instead of ...
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Eius et Suum (Lingue Latina, Capitulum Quartum)

Salvete!

I'm working my way through Lingua Latina and mostly think I'm doing okay on the exercises. However, in the following exercises, I'm not sure of myself at all. The best I can tell, "eius" is never declined, but "suum" is.

The following is the transcription of my answers to the exercises (chapter four, exercise five). Could someone let me know if I'm doing this right before I get the wrong habits?

Ube est pecunia ...
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More form Orberg - adjective from beyond a conjunction

A crowd is streaming into the Curia when Tarquin seizes his moment to throw Servius down the steps of the building.

Tum Tarquinius, necessitate iam et ipsa cogente ultima audere, multo et aetate et viribus validior, medium arripit Servium elatumque e Curia in inferiorem partem per gradus deiecit! Inde ad cogendum senatum in Curiam rediit.

Orberg explains necessitate iam et... as : cum iam et ipsa necessitas cogeret eum

My English reading of the literal ...
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haud impūne adulterō fore - Roma Aeterna XLV 261-262

Sed date dexterās fidemque haud impūne adulterō fore! But give your right hands and honor that the adulterer will not be unpunished.

If this is indirect discourse, why is there no accusative subject? Adulterō is either in the dative or ablative.
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Orberg Cap XLIV

Huic orationi cum Servius intervenisset a trepido nuntio excitatus, extemplo a vestibulo Curiae magna voce "Quid hoc" inquit, "Tarquini, rei est? Qua tu audacia, me vivo, vocare ausus es patres aut in sede considere mea?"

Cum ille ferociter ad haec — 'se patris sui tenere sedem: filium regis multo potiorem regni heredem esse quam servum; illum satis diu per licentiam illusisse dominis' — clamor ab utriusque fautoribus oritur et concursus populi fiebat in Curiam.

Lucius ...
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