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need translation confirmation (Aeneas to followers)

In this passage I translated into the simplest English Aeneas addressing his followers. It is a running thread of text.

--Patriam Olim amavimus, ubi in patria habitabamus:
Once upon a time, we loved our nation when we were living in the country:

--Hodie procul a Phrygia erramus. Advenae Troiam expugnaverunt et nos e patria fugaverunt:
Today, we wander far from Phrygia. The strangers have expunged the Trojans and we have fled out of the country: ...
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Destruction of Pompei is 1631 year.

On the Via Nazionale road from Naples to Reggio/Calabria, at 15 km, a so-called “Epitaph” on the façade of the Villa Faraone Mennella today presents two memorial inscriptions in Latin on a monumental volcanic stone.

Viam a Neapoli ad Rhegium perpetuis
Perpetuis entea latrociniis infamem, & conflagrai Vesuvii saxis, impeditam, purgato
insidiis loca, exaequata(m) planitie, latam rectamque dixit aere
Provinciali Perfanus Ribera Ascalano Dux Prorex. An. D. (I) I) LXIII.

VIII.& LX. post annos XVII. ...
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a sentence from Patrologia Latina

Hi, everybody:
I would appreciate any help in translating the following sentence (PL 129, 572 B):
Timor ergo est opinari, quod in ejus proprie non est sermonibus scriptum, et moliri adversarios propriae opinionis tanquam non bonae ad velamentum illius viri litteras faciendum, secundum utrumque has praeter illius intentionem falso referentes.
Many thanks in advance.
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problem with translating

Hello everyone! I have problem with translating Seneca's text... "De libertate et servitute":

"(...) Tam tu illum videre ingenuum potes quam ille te servum. Variana clade multos splendidissime natos, senatorium per militiam auspicantes gradum, fortuna depressit: alium ex illis pastorem, alium custodem casae fecit."

I don't know how to fix "illum" and "ille" and other "ill.."... also, I'm not sure whether there's Ablativus Absolutus in the second sentence... can you help me with tanslating? I'm ...
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How to translate correctly?

Nam sub Autumni tempus

How to translate correctly?
Really until autumn time ore really behind autumn time
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Phrase translation request


I stumbled onto a site describing two books with the following titles ...

In Acta Apostolica Homiliae Centum Viginti Duae

Could somebody please translate those titles for me?

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Ars Amoris etc.

I just finished reading a translation of Ars Amoris and I really liked it ( the translation, anyway). I have the one translated by James Michie in the Modern Library Classics. Could you tell me how well you liked the book and how hard it would be to read?(If you've read it, of course) After reading the translation, I got it into my head to read the original version and I want to know just ...
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Passive of Deponent Verbs

I'm having difficulty understanding how one may represent the passive of deponent verbs, if such a thing is even possible. For instance, "colonus falce utitur," is active, so how is the passive formed, if at all?
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Latin Music

Hello, all.
I was wondering about any music the Romans might have been involved with. My concern is the length of the vowels; how these were handled. As you all know, notes in music can be long or short, so that, for instance, in a pop song, the stressed syllables are usually placed on a stressed note (downbeat), and a stressed syllable is the one usually held for a long period of time. How might ...
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Lingva Latin is heartwarming even in only the 6th chapter!

I got my copy tuesday, and have been reading it regularly since then, and I have gotten to chapter 6, and, as to not ruin the story, it is truly heartwarming. To give you a hint, it involves the struggle for freedom and love, while involving subversion of tyranny and a critique of the idle rich set in an ancient era. Such a simple story as this holds so much meaning it just makes me ...
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