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ablative help, please?

what would be the use of the ablative in the sentence

The sailor is frightened by the sword.

It seems almost like ablative of agent, yet it isn't personal, but it doesn't seem like means either. Can someone please offer a solution?
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Huysman's attack on Golden Age Latin authors

hi guys, i was just wondering if you've read J-K Huysman's caustic attack on Golden Age Latin authors? it's hilarious. An English translation is online (although it's a bit old and tortured, from an out of copyright edition--the new translations in bookstores are better):

http://www.huysmans.org.uk/against/agiii.htm

There's also the original french version:

http://www.huysmans.org.uk/arebours/ariii.htm

(Huysmans wasn't a classicist... he copied these opinions from an old ...
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Translation Help: Latin to English

I found this inscription on a globe made by Johannes Schöner in the early 16th century.

I think that the first line states, “Here in this portion of the world exists a region…”, but before I attempt to further embarrass myself by flaunting my complete lack of Latin language skills, maybe someone could help me with the translation.

I can’t determine if the whole inscription pertains to the construction of the globe or to the ...
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tu cogito ergo doleo

Hello! I know that "Cogito ergo Doleo" means "I think, therefore I am depressed", but I'm wondering if "tu cogito ergo doleo" would be a proper translation of "<b>you</b> think, therefore <b>you</b> are depressed"?
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How would I say "Welcome friend." in Latin ? ?

How would I say "Welcome friend." in Latin ? ?

(And not Vale amicus)
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Latin translation in math

In a calculus course I came across a latin phrase that puzzelled me.
The phrase was "omnia linae" and was translated as all lines. The context of the phrase fits well for the translation of the feminine noun linea (geometric line, perpendicular) and I know that omnis is a third declension adjective. Shouldn't the phrase be either "omnia lina" or "omnes linae"? :?
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Help:Latin quotes combined with problem of German.

Kant wrote in his 'Der Streit der Fakutitaeten/Eigentuemlichkeit der medizinischen Fakultaet (page A23)', that government concerns itself with the medical faculty, in order that "...zweitens, dass es keine Afteraezte gebe (kein ius impune occidendi, nach dem Grundsatz: fiat experimentum in corpore vili)".

I can not catch the meaning of this sentence.
First, about Latin:
ius impune occidendi and fiat experimentum in corpore vili
Where are they from?

Second, about the whole sentence. Does it mean: ...
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aedes (aedis), is?

SALVETE OMNES!
I'm a bit confused over this entry:
aedēs (aedis), is, f., temple

1) Why is aedis within parenthesis? Is it the genitive declension?
2) Am I declining this correctly?
aedēs
aedis
aedī
aedem
aede

aedēs
aedum
aedibus
aedēs
aedibus
I hate Latin dictionaries...

MVLTAS GRATIAS VALETEQVE BENE!
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I think, therefore I am dangerous

Hi! I know that "cogito ergo sum" means "I think, therefore I am", but I was wondering how to say "I think, therefore I am dangerous". I would be really grateful for any help. Thanks in advance!
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Looking for a Study Abroad Program

Someone just came onto my site and asked for me to refer them to a study abroad program for Latin. You can read the specifics below, and respond either here or on my site:

I'm interested in Latin and have been trying to find a study abroad program that teaches Latin. Any suggestions or ideas? I'm in Latin 101 this semester and loving it! I'm very interested in speaking Latin, but it is not emphasized ...
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