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would this work: domi/in domo convivari for "to feast in the house"?
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I've got a list of enclitics from a book available here (bennett's "a latin grammar") and this is it:

-que, -ne, -ue, -ce, -met, -dum, -cum

I've searched these fora and the web, and got no explanations except for the -que and -ne particles, and loosely for the -ue. could someone show me examples using each one of those enclitics, and explain their functions to me?
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Quote for a Bad Teacher

Just wondering if anyone could give me some help with this:

I have an English class with a teacher who marked my final grade down today from an A to a B based on "who I am" even though I had earned an A through the coursework. She told me that despite my work this semester, I didn't deserve an A because of my attitude toward the class. To get to the point, we are ...
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Declension of "Lucas"

Saluete! chairete! I was wondering how the name "Lucas" or the like might by declined in Latin, and also how the equivalent, original Greek "Loukas" might as well. Would anyone know?
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A New Latin Syntax by E. C. Woodcock

Hello all!

Are any of you acquainted with the above book? I saw it on Amazon and thought it looked interesting. Have any of you used it? I want to make sure it's worth it before I spend $30 on it.

Thanks in advance.

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"limited edition"

does anyone happen to know a Latin phrase for "limited edition"? I imagine there would not be much need for the term in Classical Latin with the lack of mass publication, but surely a term pops up in some Medieval print. this would be helpful to me in a project I am doing.
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verb origins of 'ave'

This may seem like a rather silly question, but since 'salve' appears to be the imperative form of 'salveo, -ere' and 'vale' appears to be the imperative of 'valeo, -ere', I was just wondering what the root verb for 'ave' is and what it means. I'm trying to teach some complete beginners 'Conversational Latin' and I've decided this must be important, but am not quite sure what to do about it.

Help is appreciated - ...
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Catullus 4: 1-5

Phaselus ille, quem videtis, hospites,
ait fuisse navium celerrimus,
neque ullus natantis impetum trabis
nequisse praeterire, sive palmulis
opus foret volare sive linteo.

(from: http://rudy.negenborn.net/catullus/text2/l4.htm )

The general meaning seems clear enough.

This phaselus, which you see, guests, says it was the swiftest of ships, and was not unable to surpass the speed of a floating rafter whether it was necessary to fly with oarblades or sail.

What ...
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Cicero in Greek

Salvete omnes

I just discovered in my Greek studies that Cicero in Greek is Kike/rwn.

Now, I am having a friendly dispute with one of my Italian buddies who keeps challenging my pronunciation of the Latin C.

I think the Greek translitteration of the Latin Cicero is compelling evidence. The Greeks used a kappa not a sigma... So far I've had to go on authority - now I can "prove" my point.

Any other good ...
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I have been asked the meaning of the Vulgar Latin ronea, but am unable to find it in the resources available to me. Does anyone know?
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