I am a simple old woman, mostly self-educated. I have a friend who likes to send me little tidbits in (what I suspect to be poor) Latin. Normally I can use a beginning Latin text I picked up at a flea market to assist in translating. But this time, while I am getting the gist of individual words, I am not grasping the overall meaning of the phrase... I just can't seem ...
Hello! One of my favourite quotes is 'Vincit, qui se vincit.'
However, I don't know how to pronounce it correctly! If somone could
possibly give me a phonetic version of that sentence, I would be grateful!
1. The soldiers are so brave that they always conquer the enemy.
2. The danger is so great that no ships can be saved.
3. So great a storm had arisen that all the sailors were terrified.
4. He escaped so quickly that no one could catch him.
1. Tam fortes sunt milites ut semper hostem vincant. 2. Tantum est periculum ut nullae naves servari possint. 3. Tanta tempestas coorta erat ut omnes nautae timerent. ...
The next story, about gladiators, starts
Romani e spectaculis gladiatoriis magnam voluptatem capiebant. Qua in re cernebatur non tam bellicosum populi Romani ingenium quam prava volgi indoles. The Romans took great enjoyment from the gladiator tournaments. something something was perceived not as the warlike disposition of the Romans as the corrupt character of the common people. Qua in re - is qua here referring to the enjoyment? Which, in the matter was perceived... still doesn't ...
I have just started reading Second Year Latin, and can't understand a couple of bits already! In the second story, Cock-fighting, there is the sentence:
Bello Persico Themistocles cum exercitu iter in hostis faciebat, cum duos gallos vidit in via dimicantis. During the Persian war, Themistocles was travelling into enemy territory with his army, when he saw two roosters fighting in the road.
With in hostis, I thought that in must be followed by acc ...
Just out of curiosity, would there be any interest in an Ovid study group?
I have been thinking a lot about this :D
I don't know exactly what works of Ovid we could concentrate on as he wrote so much.
If there is any interest in this, let me know!