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Ovid and Fabia

I was reading a quick bio of Ovid (I think the preface of something I downloaded from this site) which mentioned Ovid and his 3rd wife, Fabia had a daughter who 'inherited something of his litarary ability' I assume that means there are writings attributed to her. Does anyone know her name, or if her writings still exist?
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Caelambulatorem Lucum patrem olim cupere, Puto.

Hi, there's probably a post about this already, but I couldn't find it if there is. Anyway, I've been advancing in Wheelock's at a reasonable rate and I'm satisfied with my progress so far, considering the fact that I am teaching myself and discipline has never been a strong point of mine, I don't have much time to study undistractedly (you'd be suprised how hard it is to study with a girlfriend hanging on you ...
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Scansion, Ictus, and Accent

Lucus Eques sodalibus omnibus s.d.p.

So something's really starting to piss me off. I'm taking a class in Latin literature, and I have an assigned Latin tutor for the course (the tutoring sessions are infinitely more interesting than the class, but, as we say in Italy, meno male, could be worse). When I was first reading lines of Virgil's first Eclogue for my tutor, practicing the scansion outloud, and in the restored pronunciation (which my ...
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Translation to latin

Is my translation ok?

1) Neptunus, Jupiters brother, mighty lord of whole seas, live in deep sea.
Neptunus, Iovis frater, potens omnium marium dominus, in profundo mari habitat.

2) We don't incite fast horse with a spur.
Cum calcari celerem equum non incitamus.

3) Jupiter, you will be fair arbiter of acrid dispute.
Iuppiter, iustus arbiter certaminis acris eris.
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Pronunciation and translation

Hello all,

First of all, excellent website and forum. You have the potential to bring back the greco-latin culture that now seems lost in our educational system. Kudos.

I'm studying latin by myself using "First Year Latin" by Collar and Daniell (the 1907 edition and the revised edition by Thornton Jenkins), and I've stumbled upon a few problems. One of those is pronunciation, since my goal is to read and speak ecclesiastical latin. So how ...
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Meaning of "Quod libes"


I'm in a literature course, and on our sylabus, the day before Thanksgiving break, the day is labled "Quod libes." The instructor said that that "libes" means "you want", making the phrase translate as "Whatever you want." Whitaker's WORDS says:

nibble, sip; pour in offering/a libation; impair; graze, touch, skim (over)

So is "Quod libes" an idiom meaning "Whatever you want", or is the phrase simply wrong? ...
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Looking for opinions on Children's Latin programs

Anyone have any suggestions? My son is 9; I'm figuring on starting him on Latin by next September, when we start our homeschool study of Rome.

If you have recommendations, please explain them, or point me to reviews online; I don't think Wheelock's is really appropriate for that age, especially since we're still in an early stage of ENGLISH Grammar.
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Translation to latin

Is my translation ok?

1) Neptunus was lord of sea and sea animals.
Dominus maris et marium animalium Neptunus erat.

2) Marcus Porcius had many virtues.
Marco Porcio erat multitudines virtutes. (dativus possesivus)

3) Disciples will be known many examples of couragness of Roman citizens.
Multa exemplaria fortitudinum Romanorum civium discipulis notis erunt.
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1000 Essential Latin Words

1000 Essential Latin Words

List grouped by frequency
First group: 50% level, 250 words

ab certus ergo inquam mors
accipio civitas et intellego moveo
ad consul etiam inter mulier
ager contra ex ipse multus
ago corpus facio is nam
aio credo fero iste natura
aliquis cum filius ita ne
alius cur fio iubeo nemo
alter de frater iudicium neque
amo debeo gens ius neuter
an dedo genus lego nihil
animus deinde gero lex nisi
annus ...
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Translation to latin; quotes from Confucius

I found some quotes by the sage Confucius on the net. I'll translate a few into latin. In some cases I might not translate perfectly literally but will still try to convey the same idea. Please take the time to comment if you detect any blatent errors or even something that is just awkward. Thanks in advance.

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

Omnibus est forma quam tamen multi non vidunt.

Forget ...
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