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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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Free PDFs

http://oll.libertyfund.org/

Go to the link that says "All Titles" at the bottom of the page. There are some works by Greek and Latin authors there, but I don't know if any are in the original language. I downloaded one dialogue of Plato, and it was not in the original. I haven't had time to download any more yet, with my slow dial-up line.

I did download Dante's Divine Comedy, ...
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Textkit is still in my Favorites folder...

Hi, everyone!

I had a few minutes to myself, so I thought I'd stop in and see how you were doing, catch up on reading a few threads, and even post myself to let you know that yes, I still love Textkit, and yes, I will be back!

The nursery is thriving, which, of course, is good for business, but makes a great deal more work for us. In addition to that, my sister and ...
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Say hello to everybody

One more introduction.

Just read Peter's thread "Greek Textbooks".
PeterD wrote:Also, textkit.com is a godsend for us autodidacts -- BRAVO to William (but you may call him Annis), Benissimus, Raya, et al.


???????yu2 wo3 xin1 you3 qi1 qi1 yan1':)'
Actually, I've been hanging here for quite a while. Though I'm not a hard working autodidact, this place really teaches me a lot.

Around two years ago, I opened a large box left in the corner of ...
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