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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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Rusty Latin - Please help me review this

Hello!

I have been away from the beauteous Language for over ten years (shame on me), and I am only now returning to it. Please help me check this passage that will be posted on another forum as the sticky for the Latin section of a fencing forum.

Thank you all in advance for the kindness and help.

===

Salvete, amici! Cum summa laetitia hoc forum in lingua latina vobis praebeo. Hoc forum est dicatus ...
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Tricky Sentence! I need Help!

This is probably simple for some of you guys, but it is only my 3rd week of Latin 1 in school. I can't translate the following sentence correctly from a reading in my book...

Propter perículum sacra deórum ad portam portábámus, et Anchísae dabámus.

I am very unsure if this is the correct translation...

On account of danger, we were carrying the sacreds of the gods toward the gate, and we were giving to Anchísés. ...
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linking verbs (sum and esse)

Forum:

Now that I understand the function of an infinitive: What in the world does this mean?:

--The infinitive of sum is esse, to be.

This line stems from a chapter of my study text. It also speaks of these words as linking verbs. Can an example or two be provided in context?


Caeruleus
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What's the most you've read in one day?

The most Latin I've read has been Genesis, chapter 24, which weighs in at 7552 characters, or two printed pages in my edition. The most classical Latin I've consumed in one day would be one of Pliny's letters to Trajan. It took me several hours, and I didn't understand all of it, even with the copious notes in Wheelock's reader, but I did find it fascinating commentary on early Christianity ;p

For comparison, in English, ...
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