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Timeless Values

A letter appeared in The Times. London yesterday with this title. I wonder if it could have been written by Pericles, Kleon perhaps more likely...


parh|nei men o( e)moj pappoj w(j kallwj kai eu)tuxwj diacwn e)xrhn a)ei dexqai seauton w(j ton qeon se pepoihkenai, to genoj te kai touj gerontaj timan, kai swfrwj exein.
e)pi e)mou de memarturhka metaballomena tauta i)atrikh| peritth|, au)cw| teknwn a)patrwn, u(brismati oi)keiw|, daneizomania| kai u(po daneistwn.
ou)k exw noein ...
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Salvete!

Salvete.
Filius Lunae omnibus s.p.d.
Ut scitis, iam unum annum latinae studeo. Hanc linguam perfecte non dico, sed quare mihi placeat vobiscum loqui, quod credo meditando nos melius linguas discere.
Omnia intellego quae scribitis, et legere incepi aliquos auctores.
Nescio cur nemo hic quidquam scribat. Ubi estis vos qui latine loquimini?
Latine loquamur. De qua re scribere velitis? Fabulasne habetis?
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Slain by the Sword of Damocles

I have attempted to translate this and was looking for someone to bounce it off of. Please be as harsh as necessary.

This tyrant himself revealed that he was as fortunate as possible. For when a certain one of his flatterers, Damocles, was recalling his abundant rule of greatness, his abundant property, and was denying that anyone at anytime had ever been happier, Dionysius said, “You wish, therefore, O Damocles, for yourself to taste this ...
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Western European Literature

Contains many links to sites covering European Literature of many eras and genres. Some of the links others have given are on this site as well.

http://www.lib.virginia.edu/wess/etexts.html
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Treasure find

I found Elements of Greek by Francis Kingsley Ball at a garage sale for 50 cents. :lol:

I've never heard of it. But that's a nifty thrifty deal if you collect grammars.

Its published by Macmillan. Anyone know of this one?
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pur fqinuqon

On reading Scribes and Scholars.

e)lla/mpei to\ ma/qhm' e)re/bei skoti/h| te mi/nunqa:
  h)\n mhdei\j ai)/qh|, pu=r a)xlu/ei fqinu/qon.


h)/n: o(mhriko\n e)a/n
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Catullus 16:13

Vos, quod milia multa basiorum
legistis, male me marem putatis?


Can anyone help me with marem? It doesn't seem to be in my dictionary or in Perseus' Lewis and Short. Or possibly I'm not looking in the right place?

It seems to mean: you, because you read of many thousands of kisses, do you think I'm no ___?
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small query

how would you translate

maiestate loci commoti

??

thank you
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third declension i-stem rules

How to find out if a third declension noun has i-stem?
I've gathered the following from several Latin Grammar books, including some e-books from the "learn latin" section here.

a 3rd declension noun has i-stem if:
1) parisyllabic nouns in -is or -es, e.g. ciuis, -is ; nubes, -is. exceptions: canis, panis, iuuenis.
2) imparisyllabic nouns, with genitive's -is preceeded by more than one consonant, e.g. ars, artis ; nox, noctis.
3) neuter nouns ...
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Please help me with this passage

Salvete,
I am currently working with two separate Latin texts. The first is Clyde Pharr's Aeneid Books I-VI, and the second is "Aeneas to Augustus" by Mason Hammond and Anne Amory. I am currently having trouble with the 8th story in "Aeneas to Augustus". Any help would be greatly appreciated.

"Victores Galli urbem intraverunt, ubi nobilissimos senum in sellis curulibus et honorum insignibus primo ut deos venerati sunt; deinde ut homines despicientes interfecerunt."

"The Gaulic ...
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