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I found old talisman and there is following sentence written on it, anyone can help me to translate it?

Sapientia et virtus in domo eius et scentia omnium rerum manet apud eum in seculum seculi
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Holmes on De Bello

Salvete, This is my first time posting for help here, so let me take just a moment to give some background. I have tought myself a little bit of latin by pushing through the Oxford series. Having completed those, I am now translating the first book of de Bello into English and then translating it back into latin to check myself.

Since I have not had any class instruction, I'm missing a lot of background ...
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Latin Prophecy: Grammar Check

I've written a fictional, Smallville-themed prophecy in Latin. I was wondering if anyone could check my grammar and make sure it's sound.

Aetâte quâ aedificia caela attingent, veniet fîlius ultimus generis morientis. Dê caelô cadet infâns quî vir fiet cum potestâtibus maioribus quam illîs cuiusquam hûmânî terrae. Fortitûdinem centum hominum habêbit. Nec lâmina nec flamma cutem suam trânsfiget. Gravitâs nôn hunc in humô tenêbit. Cum celeritâte missilis dê arcû sagittariî movêbit. Ex oculîs ...
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Short translation needs fine tuning

Hi there,

I would appreciate anyone's help with a short translation. It's for an open source project. I don't know much Latin, but what I think I want is:

populus expeto formalis

If I have that right, it's close to "the community demands standards". Can anyone comment, or correct tense or what-have-you that might be off?

Thanks in advance!
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2 Sentences I am having trouble with...

Hi, im new here, if anyone wants to help me via MSN messenger, please add me mikethibodeau@myself.com

The 2 sentences I am having trouble with are:

Pugnare solent et Bellum portant

Sed viri Italiae imperium habent et nautas superant.

Can anyone translate please?

Thank you.
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Drusus sum

Hello I'm Drusus, currently I'm in Latin II in my high school. I did a few extra problems and I just wanted to see if they were right. Oh and I will never post my homework here so don't think you are cheating by helping me.

1. My fathers name is Marcus = Nomen mei patris Marcus est.

2. There are not many babies in my family = Infantes multi in familia mea non sunt. ...
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Latin Reader

Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles: A First Latin Reader, Edited With Notes and a Vocabulary -

- this has just appeared and is available for download from:


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I've been spending a bit of time try to work on trying to translate a phrase that is of personal interest to me.

"Is this living?"

After a few hours of reading I think I've managed ascertain that 'victus' is the appropriate word to use for living, and possibly 'est' as a translation for this.

However I am unable to determine what else is required to give the closest translation. If anyone could offer some ...
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What is latin for a brother-in-law? I can find cousins, fathers- and sons-inlaw, but a brother in law seems to missing from my dictionary! Anyone?
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Latin self-study approach, suggestions wanted

Hi folks,

First time I'm posting here. I really like the concept of this site btw.

I've decided to teach myself Latin. I have some experience with a bunch of other languages. Currently I have Wheelock's Latin 6e and the Grote guide. I'm not very far yet -- only chapter 6. I was reading the thread discussing the Dowling method though and I like the idea of getting the memorization out of the way first. ...
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