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The Golden a** or Metamorphoses by Apuleius

Does anyone know if there is a Latin/English interlinear version of The Golden a** by Apuleius? Can anyone recommend a modern English translation of this novel?

Also, what is the best English translation of Cupid and Psyche?


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Irridens cuspide figo

Hello everyone. It seems the following sentences are inscribed in Louis XV's desk in Versailles. I've been trying to translate them, but the exercise has proved to be a task that's beyond my capacity. Could anyone help? Here it is:

"Non nisi grandia canto. Irridens cuspide figo.
Brevi complector singula cantu, pastorum carmina ludo."

I really appreciate if I could get some help. :-)

Thanks in advance.
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What do you make of this?

libertas est meum solum malum

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Latin mottos

Here is a little project I am working on. It's a Latin motto generator. I will be adding more patterns soon, hopefully. And it is not difficult to expand the database.


This may be a nice way to get someone interested in Latin...
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Latin Hendecasyllables

Much talk about Latin hendecasyllables, Episcopus, but you haven't told us yet what they are and what their rules are. Samples are good. Multus fragor et paucae iuglandis.
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A difficult, though liberal latin translation.

Could someone please translate this unecissarily verbose passage into Latin for me?

Why are we speaking in questions? Have you both beaten one another into such a savage state of disrepair so as to render yourselves incapable of forming Latin sentences in the simple interogative?
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The Dowling Method

I was just wondering about the Dowling Method (http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~wcd/Latin.htm). When the author mentions "the grammatical tables in the back of Wheelock" is he reffering to tables similar to the "TABVULA DECLINATIONVM" in the back of LINGVA LATINA? Would they not work just as well; they seem to include all the various declensions he refers to.
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Lingua Latina Available in Hardcover

For those of us who are big fans of Lingua Latina - it's available in Hardcover now.

Being the bibliophile that I am, I personally prefer hardcover books to paperback. I want my books to last generations, if possible.

Focus Publishing is sending me a free copy to examine - if I approve, I'll send them a check - if not, I'll return it. I'm rather picky about the quality of a hardcover book. The ...
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Black-Adder II in Latin

I like to do English-to-Latin translations for fun, and I've just accidentally translated the entire first episode of Black-Adder II into Latin (I forgot to stop). So I've put it on-linehere (under a different name).

I feel I've succeeded in overcoming most of the difficulties I encountered, except that:

I couldn't find a Latin expression for "to dribble", so I put "salivam profundere" which sounds awful. Anybody know one a better one?

I've ...
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Latin Poetry vs Latin Prose

I have come to a point where with a bit of dictionary turning, Latin prose is pretty easy. But whenever I try to translate latin poetry, it all goes downhill. The problem I guess is that sometimes its really hard to figure out where one clause starts and ends, and how to keep track of all the poetic licenses, uses of certain cases, and sentences with abiguous subjects.

I'm sure its not really that hard, ...
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