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Qui - medieval

St. Thomas Aquinas scripsit: "Ea vero quae dicuntur ad aliquid, significant secundum propriam rationem solum respectum ad aliud. Qui quidem respectus aliquando est in ipsa natura rerum; utpote...."

What does "qui" mean here? I think this is a common use in medieval works but I'm not sure how it is working here and I don't know what I'd say it means in English.

"...Indeed sometimes a relation is in the nature itself of the thing...." ...
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word order in noun phrases

Hello all,

Latin beginner here, so apologies if this is a stupid question.

If we consider a sentence such as:

Librum bonum meum habeo.


Is there any limitation to the order of the words in the noun phrase? That is:

Librum bonum meum


It feels like I can put these three words in any order. My natural inclination is to put the noun itself first, followed by adjectives/modifiers. I also feel like I want to ...
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Aeneid 4

The very beginning of the 4th book:

Quis novus hic nostris successit sedibus hospes,
quem sese ore ferens, quam forti pectore et armis!

->quem sese ore ferens: I understand what Dido is saying, but how does 'quem' function here? The only way I can make sense of it is to read it as predicative to 'sese' -> bearing himself with respect to his face what a man (i.e. what an attractive looking chap), but that ...
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Recommendations of Cicero speeches

The last two or three sessions I've been working on Cerutti's student edition of Cicero's Pro Archia (and I should finish in one, maybe two, more sessions):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/086516805 ... chia+latin

I've found, in the main, Cicero's speeches more difficult than Livy or Vergil but with this book I find that it often takes only one note for an entire sentence to fall into place. Cerutti's edition is aimed at ...
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C.N., Pausanias "quo magis Pausanias perturbatus"

Context: Pausanias, having learned that an junior associate is about to turn informer, pleads with him.

quo magis Pausanias perturbatus orare coepit, ne enuntiaret neu se meritum de illo optime proderet: quodsi eam veniam sibi dedisset tantisque implicatum rebus sublevasset, magno ei praemio futurum.


Translation: All the more disturbed, Pausanias began to plead that he should not inform, and he should not forsake one to whom he owed so much; and if ...
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C.N. Nam cum Byzantio expugnato

Cornelius Nepos: Pausanias

Context: Pausanias, after taking Byzantium, plans to make contact with Xerxes

Nam cum Byzantio expugnato cepisset complures Persarum nobiles atque in his nonnullos regis propinquos, hos clam Xerxi remisit, simulans ex vinclis publicis effugisse, et cum his Gongylum Eretriensem, qui litteras regi redderet, in quibus haec fuisse scripta Thucydides memoriae prodidit. . . .


This quotation affords a good workout on sequence-of-tense, but here I want to concentrate my question on the ...
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Epistolae obscurorum virorum

I bought Aloys Bömer's edition of Epistolae obscurorum virorum and time permitting should like to read it. Reading the first page, however, I noticed one setback: it contains vocabulary unknown to OLD, LS or even ThLL. This is hardly surprising, but instead expected. What lexica should one use for EOV for words like these? For instance, on the very first page we have words malvaticus (or malvaticum), some kind of drink, and semella.

"- - ...
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Corn. Nepos, Xerxes replies to Pausanias

C.N., Pausanias

Context: During the Persian Wars, Spartan Pausanias, commander of Greek forces against the Persians, has returned some Persian P.O.W.s, kinsmen of Xerxes, to the Persian ruler, along with a letter in which Pausanias promises to enter into an alliance with Xerxes, for the purpose of reducing all of Greece to Persian control.

Text:

rex tot hominum salute tam sibi necessariorum magno opere gavisus confestim cum epistula Artabazum ad Pausaniam mittit in qua ...
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Cornelius Nepos, Aristides: perfect infinitive issue

Cornelius Nepos, Aristides

Context: The Athenians banish Aristides

The problem: to study verb forms.


. . .exilio decem annorum multatus est. qui quidem cum intellegeret reprimi concitatam multitudinem non posse, cedensque animadvertisset quendam scribentem, ut patria pelleretur, quaesisse ab eo dicitur, quare id faceret aut quid Aristides commisisset, cur tanta poena dignus duceretur. cui ille respondit se ignorare Aristiden, sed sibi non placere, quod tam cupide laborasset, ut praeter ceteros Iustus appellaretur.


I ...
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Dictionary of Latin synonyms?

Salvete,

can anyone recommend a (public domain) dictionary of Latin synonyms? There are quite a few out there (including the Döderlein at Project Gutenberg), and I am not quite sure which to use.

Valete,

Carolus Raeticus
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