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Head Trauma

Hey Guys,

I'm new here, but I'm trying to translate the following into Latin:
"May cause severe head trauma"

Any ideas?
Thanks a ton!
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"... et ne nos inducas in temptationem..."

Salvete omnes!

Without trying in any way to start a theological debate, I have a question concerning the Lord's Prayer. It is said "... et ne nos inducas in temptationem sed libera nos a malo". What kind of imperative is that? Is it normal not to be "...et ne nos induxeris in temptationem..."? Well, I guess it is, since this is the common form of the prayer, but can anyone explain me how come?

Gratias, ...
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Fictitious Epistulam

Hello there everyone, or should I say salvete? But I digress-

As you've probably figured out, I'm a newbie, despite having popped by this message board, or more specifically, the Agora, where I find myself almost totally lost. However, I was creating a somewhat fictitious epistulam this evening (which I originally attended to send to a friend, but got carried away), but I was wondering how many zillions of syntax and grammar rules I managed ...
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I just restarted learning latin out of the Oxford Latin Course book and i ran across a sentence that confuses me.

filiam laudat Scintilla

I'm not sure if it should be translated as:

Scintilla praises her daughter.


Scintilla praises a/the daughter.

in the context it seems like it would be her daughter but wouldn't that be differenet?

thanks for any help.
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"hoc" in "in catilinam"

I'm having a little trouble with the word "hoc" in the following sentence:

verum ego hoc quod iam pridem factum esse oportuit certa de causa nondum adducor ut faciam.

Cicero is explaining why he can't kill Catiline just yet, and I think that "hoc" refers to the execution of Catiline.

My textbook (but this isn't for a course I am taking) tells me that

1. the main clause is: "verum ego hoc ... certa de ...
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Is this right?

I'm translating from Pliny, Epistulae 9.24 (in Wheelock, page 352) and am having quite a bit of difficulty. Here's a bit of Pliny -
Bene fecisti quod libertum aliquando tibi carum reducentidbus epistulis meis in donum in animum recepisti.
And this is what I think it says:
thank you, Beloved, for the freedman who brought back my letters to youin the house of a rational soul.

thanks for any help you can give - I'm ...
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Aliquo tandem modo

Hi! does anyone know how I should translate the 'tandem' in 'aliquo tandem modo' ?

I know that basically the 'aliquo modo' is 'in some way'

from the context the nearest that I have any "feel" for is where Lewis & Short offer =>


B. In partic., in interrogative clauses, pray, pray now, now, then: quid tandem, what in the world, etc. (very freq. in class. prose):

making me think of: 'in some unknown ...
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Pronunciation samples for beginners

Hello. I have come across previous posts that discuss where one can access samples of readings from classical literature, such as this one, but was wondering if anyone was aware of something more suitable for folks just starting out on their own (or for those who do not have the benefit of having some classicists to work with directly)?

In D'ooge's case (I'm assuming Wheelock and M&F would have something similar) this could consist of ...
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Don't believe in princes, believe in frogs

Could I get a translation of that please? Thanks.
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Latin Via Ovid Key

Anyone know where I might find one? I have emailed the publisher, but no word yet. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Mark :)
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