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The origin of the word "quantum"

I guess this word has a Latin origin.

Can anyone here shed some light on it?







Thanks.
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Pharr's "Homeric Greek" copyright 1920?? (public d

I just ordered a worn old copy of Pharr's "Homeric Greek - A Book For Beginners," after which I noticed the copyright date is 1920, according to the seller's description. If the description is correct, wouldn't that mean this edition is now in the public domain?

Sadly, some of the pages have become discolored over time.
(But the price was unbeatable!)
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finally!!!!

After nearly two years of futile search, I have finally found a really great used bookstore in this city.

It doesn't have as much classical as my favourite store (which is in Regina so I hardly ever get to go there), but it has some really good stuff and lots of different languages, old and rare books, collectors items, etc. They also boast a HUGE selection of koine, hebrew, biblical studies, theology, etc. I could ...
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digitum minimum movere non potes

I have been trying to trace the origin of a short Latin quotation:

"Et digitum minimum movere non potes ut non mundum universum excites."
('You can't move your little finger, lest you awaken the whole world.')

I stumbled across this on a Russian website (http://giscraft.ru/methods/method8.shtml). The authors of the site are convinved that the words are those of Pierre-Simon Laplace, a mathematician with strong deterministic beliefs who wrote during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (see ...
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latin & greek

I wonder what's the difference between Greek & latin?
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Hello, I 'm new here^^

Hello everyone~~
I'm from Beijing, China, and I'm going to study for my master's degree in UK soon. My sinology professor always suggest me to learn Latin, but I have few time and there was no Latin class for new learners in Beijing until recent. I will have my first Latin class next Wednesday!
Happy Birthday to all!
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Happy Easter

KALO PASXA
KAI
XRONIA POLLA
:)
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Happy Easter

KALO PASXA
KAI
XRONIA POLLA
:)
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Everything looks so small...

... when you're looking down from 2000 feet. :wink:
Wow, the first time I've flown with my uncle in his four seater plane (a Piper), and my adrenelin levels are probably still higher than normal even now :) . They peaked at take off and when my uncle let my dad fly the plane (my dad had never flown ...
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romeo + juliet in latin

does anyone know or have a latin translation of romeo + juliet?
I'm directing the play at the moment & I would like a certain part of it to be in Latin.
Thanks for any help!
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