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Need help in translating this

This should be a very simple statement from<br />Publilius Syrus:<br /><br />Inopiae desunt multa; avaritae omnia.<br /><br />(Inopia, Inopiae, f. Neediness.)<br /><br />I am having trouble to understand the role of<br />the dative case here -- both for Inopiae, and for its<br />counterpart avaritae. The translation I came up with is<br />this:<br /><br />Many fail in neediness; everyone fails in greed.<br /><br />But it just doens't sound right.<br /><br />thx.<br /><br /><br /><br />
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how this passage translates (especially the last sentence)?

Hello,<br /><br />I was wondering if anybody here might be able to render the precise meaning of this:<br /><br />Fortunatus fuisti, O adulescens, quod Homerum laudatorem tuae virtutis invenisti." Et vere! Nam, sine Iliade illa, idem tumulus et corpus eius et nomen obruere potuit.
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Modern poems in Latin: a game

Salvete, everyone. I am new here. So, let's start with some Latin-related self-promotion.<br /><br />I am playing a little game in my journal, posting (prose) translations of various Russian poems (in full or in fragments) in Latin. The aim of the game is to guess the original (so far, it's been rather easy); but I do have a big idea lurking behind the quiz. Everyone's heard laments about the untranslability of poetry. But if you ...
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I was curious what your name meant, so I looked it up. I would like to know how in the world did you find such an obscure and interesting word? Do you know its etymology? I am guessing "ex"+"lux" (out of light)... but the "ubra" has me confused.<br /><br />P.S.- I know my name doesn't mean anything '_'
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Translation Help Wanted!

am getting married very soon and would want the following to be engraved on our wedding bands:<br /><br />"You are my light, my love, my universe."<br /><br />below is the whole quote:<br /><br />"Hush, my most beloved. You are my light, my love, my universe. My time shall stand still as I await your return. May you return with the love and affection that you so dearly promise me, and what my heart longingly yearns ...
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Litteras Ciceroni

I've started reading Cicero's letters and they remind me of a join the dots game, where the numbers are slightly faded; you're not completely sure where you should go for the next one.<br /><br />I'm seeing that when a sentence would be translated back to English, often you have to jump to the end of three or four lines just to get the frist word. Is this symptomatic of most Latin texts? t<br /><br />I ...
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Latin-English date translation help?

I know this probably isn't written the "correct" way, but does it still make sense? 11 of June, 2002?<br /><br />UNDECIMO IUNIUS MXII
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Latin Poetry

Decided to give you this link that I ran into a long time ago.<br />He has readings of Latin poetry in meter. It is some of the best I have heard. And goes along with what I have felt about Latin poetry and have learned about oral reading. Latin as it was spoken was probably closer to the Modern Romance Languages. The harsh sounds that we first learn today came about because they were given ...
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Help with translation!

Hello all.<br /><br />I´m Louise from Sweden and just in the process of writing a book.<br />One of the characters is a stiff, intellectual, language professor with a passion for quoting things in foreign languages (hoping to impress people). One of his favourite mottos is <br /><br />"Justice through strenght and courage".<br /><br />Can sombody please help me with a latin translation<br /><br />Thankfully yours / Lilitu
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Beginners Latin vocab?

Salve,<br /><br />I'm looking for a good book, or online resource to try and work on building up my Latin vocabulary. I've had 2 semesters of Latin, and I feel fairly confident with it, but I can never seem to remember word definitions. I'm looking for something to build up my vocab so that I can eventually take on the Vulgate, or possibly the Aeneid or one of Caesar's commentaries. I've tried looking at the ...
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