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Need a sentence translated.

Here's the sentence:

To be only body is to be an animal; To be only spirit is to
be an angel; To fuse them together is to be a human being.

Thanks in advance for your efforts.

PS: This is for a wordreference thread-see here:
http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=33767

You can post directly into the thread if you want or I can post there on your behalf.

Thanks again,
-Jonathan.
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Luke

Saluete!

So, here's a question that's been bugging me all my life. My real name is Luke, and my father, who knows Italian, named me thus under the impression that it meant "light," since the Italian for "light" is luce. I believed as much for many years. But with access to the internet, I was able to look up the etymology of my name, and came to learn how Lucas comes from from the Greek ...
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Quis? quae?

In one of the sample pages of Ørberg's Familia Romana, it has phrases like so:

Quis est Marcus? Quae est Iulia?

And in the annotations on the side, it shows "quis" and "quae" next to each other, somehow equating one as the masculine version and the other feminine version of the same word. Am I missing something? "Quis," as I understand, is "who?" for masculine and feminine, "quid" being the neutral "what?". I also realize ...
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translation help

I am reading a book and there is a latin phrase used that I am having trouble understanding in context. The sentence containing the phrase is: "The first sine qua non of dispensationalism is the distinction between Isreal and the Church."

I am having trouble with the word "qua" in the phrase. When I look it up, it seems to note placement or direction but I can't seem to catch its meaning in this phrase. ...
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Orberg texts?

I saw some old threads that mentioned these texts ("lingva latina" series: http://users.cybercity.dk/~bbe6711/ ) and the opinions were generally positive. Are their any more recent views from people on the board about Orberg's books?
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Latin book publishers... ?

Anyone know where I can get a copy (in Latin) of Anselm's "Cur Deus Homo"? Does anyone publish these things anymore? :(

pax,
Iacobus
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Recommendations for reading

Salvete Omnes,

I'm about to wrap up my first year of Latin, and I was wondering what sort of literature you would recommend for someone that understands the basics of Latin (e.g. the six tenses, five declensions, 1st/2nd/3rd adj., personal pronouns, demonstrative adj., etc....). Also, I have a question about the noun Gades, Gadium- f. pl. Gades, Cadiz (a town in Spain) I don't understand how you can have a plural of a town?

Thanks ...
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help with a tiny phrase

paucis diebus post orbilius a discipulis mortem claudiae, uxoris titi ac matris sexti, audit.


I can understand the "uxoris titi ac matris sexti", I know that it is "uxoris" and "matris" and not "uxor" and "mater" because it's explaining "claudiae" and therefore must be in the same case as "claudiae", which is genitive.

But I cannot understand "paucis diebus post orbilius a discipulis mortem, ..., audit."
This is what I have got so far: "for ...
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Cases

The daughter || of the farmer || a ship .......|| to the lady || from the sailors || gives.
Nominative ...|| Gentive ........|| Accusative || Dative ......|| Ablative ...........|| verb


Would those above cases be right, and could someone complete the following, I dont understand Latin for Beginners description.

Nominative, the doer, subject;
Gentive, posessive;
Accusative, that to which it is done, direct object;
Dative, to from towards without action, indirect object;
Ablative, ??? & ...
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question about ambiguous phrase

Salve!

<i>novi oppidi incolae</i>

This can be translated in two different ways, can't it?

<i>the new inhabitants of the city</i>, where novi is nom. pl., or
<i>the inhabitants of the new city</i>, where novi is gen. sg.

But how do you know which one is correct? From the context, both meanings are possible.
It isn't really too important, I guess, as the difference in meaning is slight, yet it's still bothering me.
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