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Quid Sibi Vult

Quid sibi vult means "what does it mean." Can you say quid tibi vis to mean what do you mean? Either way, what is the best way in Latin to say, "what do you mean."
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Was the sense “probably” for EIKOTΩΣ classical?

In an effort to resurrect my Ancient Greek I participated in the weather discussion on the agora! I wrote this wretched piece:

Βορέας σήμερον όλην τήν Βιέννην χιόνι κατένειψε.
νῦν δέ, ἀκρόθι νυκτός, ἐν σκότῳ,
τόν κῆπον οὐκέτι δύναμαι ὁρᾶν,
εἰκότως η χιών τέτηκε.

It probably contains scores of errors, but now I want to ask about ΕΙΚΟΤΩΣ. Upon seeing the above, the kind ΕΚΗΒΟΛΟΣ remarked:

ἑκηβόλος wrote:
akalovid wrote:εἰκότως η χιών τέτηκε.

Were you looking for the ...
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An "Ash Wednesday" Day Treat

T.S. Elliot, "Ash Wednesday" wrote:Teach us to care and not to care.
Teach us to sit still.
Even among these rocks,
Our peace in His will.

ἀμερίμνως ἀλλήλους φιλῶμεν.
καὶ δίδαξον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε, ἡσυχίαν ἔχειν.
κἀν τῇ πετρώδει γῇ,
εἰρήνην ἡμῶν εὕρωμεν ἐν τῷ θελήματι αὐτοῦ.
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Two proverbs or a double proverb?

This post is me wondering about the LSJ entry for ἀμέλγω:
ἀμέλγω , fut.
A.“-ξω” Theoc.23.25, milk, with acc. of animals milked, “μῆλα . . ὅσσ᾽ ἤμελγε” Od.9.238; ἤμελγεν ὄϊς καὶ μηκάδας αῖγας ib. 244; “βόας” Theoc.4.3: metaph., ἀμέλγεις τοὺς ξένους you drain them of all they have, Ar.Eq.326: prov., ἀ. τὸν τράγον, of wasted labour, Plb.33.21.1, Luc.Demon.28:—Med., “ἀ. χροὸς αἷμα” Nic.Al.506: metaph., “ἐκ Σαπφοῦς τόδ᾽ ἀμελγόμενος μέλι τοι φέρω” Lyr.Adesp. 62.

As ...
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Nerdy Classics Majors

For those who can't get enough, there is a Facebook group called "Nerdy Classics Majors." Feel free to visit, join and contribute. Not at the expense of Textkit, though.
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Were the degrees cancelled at a caesar's death?

One passage from the Talmud says to wait patiently, because the degrees of the Caesar would be cancelled at his death. Is tgat an historically accurate statement under Roman law?

Archimedes said, "Eureka!" Latin Version?

Greetings All,

I was gonna include in the title of this post - "But the Romans said,...?"
But I knew someone would quip, "You're a dead man, Archie!"
I am curious if the Romans had a similar phrase for such exclamations?

Hope you can help,

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Hey! How come my name isn't a jolly candy color?

Really, I just want to ask a couple of trivia questions about the board and its displays:

1. How come my name isn't a bright, jolly, candy color?

2. How come those round texty things beside every header are black? - was it blue? Or even red?

3. How come some have the little snazzy red star? (I'm guessing 'cause I started the thread - shucks).

4. Really baffling - How come sometimes the texty ...
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Overlap in Greek graded readers.

So to improve my Greek and keep in practice, I've got a bunch of those books that have adapted small passages in Greek intended for those students who have completed two semesters of Greek but aren't ready to tackle Attic literature head on. I imagine everyone knows what I'm talking about, but some examples are the books by Morice, Moss, Freeman and Lowe, etc..

In a couple of cases, specifically Morice's Morice's Stories in Attic ...
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My requisite first post in this forum.

My name is Nick and I live in the United States. I am posting here as requested during the registration process. χαῖρε and ave to each of you.
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