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Family Motto

Salvete omnes,

A colleague has asked me what his family motto means. I have a fair idea, but I thought I would ask for some expert opinions. It goes thus :-

et si ostendo non jacto

Thanks in advance for you help.

Valete,

C. Sentius Leontius
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Aranea Catulli

Carmina 13:

nam tui Catulli plenus sacculus est aranearum.

Why is the world does Catullus have a little sack full of spiderwebs? Is this a certain expression in latin or something? If so, what does it mean? Is he broke?
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-tio and -tion

I assume -tion (as in information, creation, etc.) comes from -tio in Latin, but how did the "n" get in there? Or is this just an unexlpainable philological mystery?
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English to Latin

Can anyone help me translate these to latin? I tried but I just started trying to learn some of this.

He loved her dearly ; Is amo eam carus

She will have praised him ; Ille laudaveris eum

She had sent those things to us ; Ille mittatis res nobis

We praised them ; Nos laudavimus eos

They praised you ; Ea laudavit te

Thanks!
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Mute with L or R

Hi to everyone :)

I am a begginer in latin and I am a little bit confused with the long syllables and the accent.

According to D'ooge a syllable is long “if it ends in a consonant which is followed by another consonant”, however according to other grammar books this is true for "any two consonants (except a mute with l or r)". So according to D'ooge ...
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cum vs ablative absolute

I'm somewhat confused on which to use when. I thought an ablative absolute was used when the action was not related to rest of the sentence but precedes it; and that cum with subjunctive was used either when there is a sentence that sort of takes the place of an ablative absolute but is too long for an abl. abs. or when this action, unconnected to the rest of the sentence occurred at the same ...
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correction of exercises(Brazilian Student)

Please correct these exercises to me.I have put the phrases in english and my translation,I ask you to correct them and it will be of a great help to me if you coment the corrections.

1) The paths of the high mountains are rough
Montes itineres alti confragosi sunt
2) The spurs of the riders incite the horses
Equitum calcaria equuos incitant
3) The words are indicated by the subject
Verbi thematis indicantur
4) The ...
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Roman Leaf Tablets ?

First off, I don't know if this is in the right forum. Feel free to move it if it's not.

Well, a while ago I was assigned by my Latin teacher a project. My project consists of making different roman writing materials from scratch.

The Project Outline Reads:

Each student will be assigned to reaseaching 3 different writing materials in use by the Romans. This reseach will culminate in the actual construction of a sample ...
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Latin translation... i am trying...

Q1. The captain, to whom Flaccus had given the money, called Quintus into the ship.
A1. magister, cui Flaccus argentum tradiderat, Quintum in navem vocavit.

Q2. The ship, which the sailors had cast off, proceeded slowly out of the harbour.
A1. navis, quibus nauta solverant, lente e porto processit.

Q3. Quintus approached two passengers who were standing in the stern.
A3. Quintus duo viator accessit quae in puppis stabant.

Q4. One passenger with whom quintus ...
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Learning Latin

I am teaching myself Latin from Wheelock. My question is, has anyone taken the SAT II on Latin, or even modern Hebrew or Spanish? And also is Wheelock the best book for self-instruction? I have heard certain parts require a tutor.
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