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Isaac Newton quote

Can anyone help me to translate Sir Isaac Newton's quote, into latin please?

it goes 'Standing on the shoulders of giants'

Any help would be great.

Thanks
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annoying reflexives

SALVETE OMNES!
I'm having trouble with the parts in . Any help is appreciated.

Multae puellae eum amābant;
Many girles loved him;

et vītam in silvīs agēbat.
and led a life in the woods.

VALETE BENE!
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Roman Trivia.

I am not sure if this is the right forum, but here it goes. :)

These are some questions on my homework that I don't know the answer to. Can anyone help me out?
  • Technical term for the standard of a legion
  • Two Members of the Capitoline Triad.
  • Techinal Term for the Colosseum and other arenas within the Empire.


Thanks.
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Stress and Length

I've been reading latin verse for a while, and I managed to read dactylic hexameter - I suppose - quite acceptable, (at least I always get the fifth foot right...), but I still don't see how the length connects with the stress in latin verse. For instance:

Aeneid I.i - I should say(correct me if I am wrong, please) :
"Aaarma viruumque canooo/"
The question is; how do I stress the word "cano"? In the ...
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How am I doing?

I have a problem memorizing the many rules. OK, I was never that great for memorizing Subject, Predicate, etc., in English or Spanish, so what makes me think I will in Latin? :oops:

BTW, I am not giving up. :)

John is a great programmer.

John est programmator maxime.
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Cum Clauses and other questions....(urgent..!)

Salvete!
I am new to the forum and was very happy indeed to find it! i have an exam on wednesday and am unsure about a few points..
if anyone can help, i would be so grateful.
i will write the sample questions first and the what i think the answers are....

e) Sunt qui mortem sic metuant, ut vivere non possint.
Identify the main clause, and define and explain the subordinate clause(s)

There are ...
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Word order w/ infinitives

Am I doing word order right? Which is better? Thanks
"The father ordered the slaves to send all the money to the farmers"
Pater filios iussit mittere pecuniam omnem agricolae"
Pater filios pecuniam omnem agricolae mittere iussit"
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Tintinnabulum tinnitus est

Hi, I'm attempting to translate "the bell has rung" into latin. Using my rusty school latin, I think this should be "tintinnabulum tinnitus est". Can anyone tell me, am I correct?
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Translate this for me please

hi guys . I have a phrase that i want you to translate it for me in latin :

" in you i find shelter "

Thanks
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need help...! i really need to translate this..

I have this huge problem. I can’t translate this text coz I can’t understand some of the words. Promise, I did try translating the text. Actually, I looked for the meanings of the words in the text so that I can understand some but still I can’t translate the whole text. Here are the words and their meanings:

Postquam (conj.) =after
Eo, ire, ivi, itus = go
Patrem (acc.) = father
Mortuus, -a. –um = ...
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