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A Problem in Martialis

Salvete, omnes.

I have had som trouble with this epigram by Martialis.

Cum sitis similes paresque vita,
Uxor pessima, pessimus maritus,
Miror, non bene convenire vobis.

My somewhat liberal translation goes as follows:

As you are alike and similar in lust for life,
you worst wife, you worst husband,
I wonder if you wouldn't be well off together.

However, I have trouble understanding the Latin syntax in two places:

1) Am I correct in assuming ...
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Quick Latin Traslation Please Help

Hi ive been looking every where to find a latin translator this is my last option
please can someone translate this following sentance i need it for a poster im doin anbout health and safety

"Health and safety does away with natural selection"

can some one translate that and email me at iainharris@gmail.com thanks sooooo much

Iain
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translation project - my supplication for assistance

Hello all,

For the rather informal Latin course I am currently taking at my university, I am required to translate a substantial (~200 words) passage from English into Latin. I have completed a tentative translation, but I would be delighted for some of the illustrious members of this forum to critique my effort. However, I realize that this passage's length may not encourage a casual effort. Whatever feedback I receive will be welcome. If you ...
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textbook: Reading Latin by Peter V. Jones, Keith C. Sidwell

has anybody used this book? is it popular in the UK? what is it like?
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Comparative Adjectives

Hi.

Today in my Latin 2 class we were talking about the different comparitive the degrees of adjectives and we recieved an assignment to do at home.

I was confused on what case to put these different adjectives in. He mentioned said that the noun which follows is in the same case as the one to which it is compared. I dunno why, this just seems to be the first concept I'm not really grasping ...
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Latin audio

If you know of any websites that host spoken Latin audio clips, other than those I have listed, please include them so I can try to compile a complete list. I used to know several more but many of the sites have shut down. I do not claim that they are all great :] I am also not restricting this to Classical reconstructed pronunciation.

http://dekart.f.bg.ac.yu/~vnedeljk/VV/
...
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clauses of comparison

hello chaps, i don't think i've done this lot very well. I've been on drugs (legal) over the weekend cos one of the glands under my ears has swollen hugely. I've got a big uneven face at the moment. I havent been able to concentrate much. Anyway, enough excuses:

1. Although the Gauls were exhausted, they fought until the chief was captured.
quamquam Galli confecti erant, tamen pugnaverunt donec principem captum est.

must be something ...
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On which verb is this result clause contingent?

Ne`mo` fuit qvi` no`n intellegeret Canachi` signa rigidio`ra esse qvam vt imiterentvr ve`rita`tem.

Noone was, who did not perceive that Canachus' statues were too rigid to imitate true form.


I ask because, if 'vt imiterentur veritatem' is contigent upon esse and not intellegeret, the sentence is rendered 'nemo fvit qvi non intellegeret Canachi signa rigidiora esse qvam vt imitentvr veritatem'

As:
Videor demonstrasse qvales essent di.

The indirect question, 'qvales essent di,' depends upon the ...
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Latin study group

I would like to collect some information for a possible future Latin study group. Please do not vote for one of the textbooks unless you would actually join a group using that textbook; i.e. do not vote for a textbook just because you like if you already know Latin.

If you have an advanced knowledge of Latin and would like to help lead the study group, please PM me.
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De Minoris Senecae Litteris

Meae traductiones valde sugunt, ac persaepe auctoris sententias nequeo discernere. Itaque tanto melius eas anglice pro tam multo solvendo deposcere, si quis sciat ubi inveniantur.

His egeo: XVIII, XXI, XXXIII, XLIV; XLVII, LIII, LIV

Multas qui reperiat episcopo latintatem suam exhumante gratias!
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