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Dative of possession

Good day Latin scholars and enthusiasts,

I am a Latin novice - and that's giving me a lot of credit - who would like anyone's assistance with the Dative of possession. Specifically, in contrast to the phrase "Soli Deo gloria" - To God alone the glory, I would like to add - "the shame is mine."

Now apparently the dative of possession places accent on the MINE part of the possession, which is fitting, but ...
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Use of possessive

Is there a definite rule about the use of "suus" Vs. "eius/eorum"? I must admit that these possessives confuse me somewhat. Let me give you an example.

Is it better to say:

Puellam ad litus adhibui ut suam pulchram faciem mirarer.

Or

Puellam ad litus adhibui ut eius pulchram faciem mirarer?
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please help with short translation

What is the proper latin translation for "The Order of the Animator"

It is intended to be the name for a community of animation artists.
Thanks in advance!
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ablative use confusion

I'm translating Hyginus' Fabulae and I've come across an ablative use that's giving me trouble:

Hi propter solitudinem cum vivere non possent, petiverunt ab Iove, ut aut homines daret aut eos pari calamitate adficeret.

It's the final "calamitate" that's giving me the problem. I think. So far I've gotten something like:

"Because they could not live in solitude, they begged Jove so that he either gave people or gave them the power to produce ...
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Catullus

What kind of metres does catullus use? I Know vergil uses Dactylic hexameter, phaedrus iambic hexameter and horace a lot of them.
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marginally less of a stranger now...

Having just posted a thread asking for help on a rather obscure project, I took the time to browse among the forum elements....and I shall be back...wherelse could you find rhetorics and philosophers discussing the inverse properties of a donut!
God I love humanity.

Though being a pantheist omnivore I realise that it is a God eat God world.

Richard
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A stranger in these parts...

Good Afternoon

I am a stranger in these forums, what brings me here, is the desire to understand how to translate a peculiar English phrase into Latin.
I am a bookbinder here at Downside Abbey in Somerset UK.

I wish to give as a present to an aspiring bookbinder, a knife sharpening kit, a sharp knife is a necessity to a binder, and it can be a particularly exasperating skill to master.

The title of ...
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Help With Phrase Please

Hello all,

Can anyone tell me if there is a single Latin word that means to travel, idealy to travel in style or luxury but to travel would be a start.

Many Thanks.
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Help needed

I have been trying to translate this phrase now for some weeks from english into Latin but i am unsure if it is correct.

Could somebody please correct it for me?

I will always be your evil queen.

so far i have come up with

ego voluntas semper adesse * * regina.


I'm really stuck and need this in for Monday's course completion deadline - please help.
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Studying Latin and Greek concurrently

I have noticed quite a few people studying Latin and Greek at the same time. Having spent a couple of years working on Latin, I would like to hear from people who have tried Greek at the same time. Any thoughts, suggestions, etc. would be greatly appreciated.
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