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POST 3: αὐθέντια as “Licence to Kill”

In Post 1, I made the observation over the uncertainty expressed in most lexica over the likely cognates and meanings of the αὐθέντης family of words. I followed this in Post 2, with a proposition for the recognition of two entirely separate semantic families and offered my own simplified definitions. In this post, I will begin to illustrate in a number of passages, why this simplification produces grammatically viable and consistent clarity.

A typical example ...
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verb denuntio

Does this verb take the dative? I am translating a sentence which has this verb coupled with a dative object but I find no reference that this is indeed a dative verb.
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Ancient Athens – Modern India parallels (Murder of Eratosthe

This quote "Families are more willing to have the stigma of rape rather than having the stigma of their daughter choosing her own sex or life partner,"  from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-38796457 reminded me of Euphiletos claim that seducers were worse than rapists:

Euphiletos wrote:The assumption is that those who achieve their aims by force are hated by those they have violated, while seducers so corrupt the souls of their victims that they ...


From my own observations - which are bound to have covered insufficient material, it is becoming my suspicion that the attempts to unify all the possible αὐθέντ- words into one family is the cause of the failure to make consistent results. Two cognate pairs are proposed - so why can’t they BOTH be correct? In other words, might we actually be considering here, TWO ENTIRELY UNRELATED SEMANTIC FAMILIES? Just maybe, it is an unfortunate, lexically ...

Ben-Hur Translation Page 35: Healing

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Far into the early spring night Ben-Hur and his friends debate when and how Jesus will proclaim himself king of the Jews. Then, just as Ben-Hur is about to return to his army, a messenger arrives.

Primo autem vere in serum noctis Benhur et amici disputant quando ac quomodo Jesus se regem Judæorum pronuntiaturus sit. Deinde, Benhur jam ad exercitum revertente, nuntius pervenit.

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scanning & pronouncing an elision in Horace

Context: going back through the Epistles, vol. 1 to find points I overlooked the first time through.

Horace, Epistles, 1.1, ln 4

non eadem est aetas, non mens. Veianius armis

How I scanned it: DSSSDS

non ea/dem est ae/tas, non/mens Ve/ianius armis

eadem: at first I wanted to read eadem as the adverb, but Lewis and Short show this adverb to be pronounced eādem, and I couldn't make this fit the meter. So I ...
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Post 1: Questions over the definitions of the authent- words

It may seem rather audacious of me to question the work of such auspicious scholars as Strong, Thayer, Liddell, Scott. Jones, MacKenzie, Vine et.al., yet what they have provided has not always aided a straightforward or semantically homogenous understanding of the uses and meanings of these words. In fact, the semantic family with the authent- stem have become notoriously difficult to rationalise across the range of literature which contain them.

Most lexica are honest enough ...

What advanced Latin grammars or textbooks are available?


I have gone through Wheelock's and have translated Cicero's first speech against Catiline with help from Maclardy's Completely Parsed Cicero. Are there any more advanced textbooks I can go through to expand my Latin? I am interested in exploring poetry (Virgil, Ovid) or prose (J. Caesar, Livy) but haven't been able to find many resources except for Latin "readers" like Maclardy's.

Thanks for help!
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Chronicle of the Council of Constance by Richental

Dear All, did anybody study this Chronicle in Latin?

I appreciate if you could help me to find the true image of a Coat of Arms of Serbia in this Chronicle and a page number. (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of ... stance.jpg).
I found some similar boar images in it. Pls, find them enclosed. What is written in phases No.1 and No.7?
https://s21.postimg.org/4dvh5c1dj/Boars ... le_cut.jpg
Imageхостинг изображений ...
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passive verb fio

I have seen on the internet a full active voice conjugation of this verb which I have never seen anywhere else. Can this verb be used in the active voice ?
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