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In this story I'm reading, there are these two blokes 'aving a bit of a barney:
"Atque ea rixa adeo inter eos exarsit, ut etiam pugnis certarent. Tandem in ius ambulant."
And now a quarrel erupted between them, and they even fought with their fists. Finally they walked in ius.
I'm assuming it means something like went to court (over the matter), but I can't find that meaning of ius anywhere. Advice would be appreciated.
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Salvete, amici et amicae.

Salvete, amici et amicae. My name is Jonathan (age 16) and I am currently learning Latin from Wheelock's 6th Ed., it is quite an interesting language and I am happy to find that other people in the world are taking time to learn it. I am seeking to learn Latin as well as I can, and I am already thankful for your assistance and meticulous directions when I have encountered a "gray area". Citius, altius, ...
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Ides of March 2005 - Enter Now!

hi everyone,

This contest script is running live, but still very beta.

It's the 'Ides of March' contest that will run all year. The purpose of this contest is for it to be both fun and a way to generate interest and support in Textkit. It's my hope that we can find a mountain of books to give away from Textkit visitors and publishers. I'm searching for a title sponsor now...

So go ahead and ...
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Hello

Hi, my name is Tim and I live in the UK, some 45 miles west of London.

I am really glad to have found this site. I've recently become inspired to finally get to grips with Latin and have set out to learn independently. It's great to share these things with like minded people.

I was lucky enough to be taught Latin between the ages of 10/11 and 16, but was unfortunately too ignorant to ...
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Latin limericks ?

Since someone thought a good jokes thread was appropriate here, I'll extend the thread a bit and ask if anyone knows any good limericks or other funny poems in Latin. I'm familiar with Grant Legman's books on limericks in which he includes such prosodic wonders as "Nantucketensis ridebat..." and a few others. Thomas Campion wrote an interesting Latin ode to his penis in which he lamented his lack of "exercise" of it when he was ...
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Please, help with Commentariolum petitionis

Hello to all,
I am reading the Commentariolum petitionis, (The Handbook of Elections) a great little work, probably written by Quintus Cicero, Marcus' brother. He describes all the ropes of an electoral campaign in Rome (great read, anyway). There is a phrase which I find rather difficult to translate. Quintus is talking about sodalitates, kind of associations used for electoral purposes. These were on the edge of legality and in fact were made illegal some ...
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Learning Latin

Hi guys . Well , i was wondering what is the best way to learn latin ?

I'm a big fan of greek and roman fiction and that's one of the reasons that made me decide to learn latin . I bought i software ( the rosseta stone ) to help me learn the language . I admit it's really hard and confusing as for me it's a far cry from my own native tongue ...
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Collar Daniel Ex 109

I try Collar Daniel English-Latin exercises and have a problem

English: The girl signs for the weary soldier is praised.

Latin: Puella militi defesso cantat et laudatur.
or
Puella quae militi defesso cantat laudatur.
or I am wrong and the sentence should be translated else
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Help!!

I was wandering if anyone could help me translate

"Into your hands at last I have come vanquished. Where I know I must die, so that in myself alone it might be proven how deep the sword bites into conquered flesh"

Into latin for a project that im doing at the moment.

Into your hands-Veni sodes attrecto

But I know that's wrong :s the tenses are wrong.
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Hello

Hi, i don't actually take latin but im trying to teach myself at the moment. I'm slowly getting somewhere.

Latin is such a beautiful language and i first got into it through an english essay. It was a creative writting piece and i set it in Old England and many of the characters had to speak latin so i chose to learn it and since then i've continued to try and teach myself.

I'm into ...
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