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A Word Problem

Hi friends,

I am interested in finding information about a certain word: macidus. I have met this word at school in a test which was a paraphrase of Livius. The context implies that the word is related to macies, thinness, and should be taken to mean thin.

But I am not sure the word even exists! I haven't found in any dictionary of classical latin - I have even had a look in Peter Glares ...
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MIT Time Traveller Convention


The Time Traveller Convention
May 7, 2005, 10:00pm EDT (08 May 2005 02:00:00 UTC)
East Campus Courtyard, MIT
42:21:36.025°N, 71:05:16.332°W
(42.360007,-071.087870 in decimal degrees)

"We need you to help PUBLICIZE the event so that future time travelers will know about the convention and attend...

"...Time travel is a hard problem, and it may not be invented until long after MIT has faded into oblivion. Thus, we ask that ...
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Help on this phrase please

Could anyone tell me what

"I will always be lost"

is translated into latin. Ive had a few answers, but they are all different? Many Thanks
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Want some help .....

Hi friends ... i'm a new member here ... :lol: and it's my honour being here in this great forum indeed ....

well, i'm just writing this post to ask for your advices if possible ..
actually i plan to learn Greek/Ancient Greek/ Latin ...
The question that always confuses me is that ... :
what are the differences between Greek and Latin languages ????
and ...
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chairete omnes

a}: xa&rit' oi]d', w}nac, to/de poihtw~n me/roj eu9rw&n:
nunc alios numeris scribere uerba sinam.

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Help with translation, please!


I don't know any greek, but I am studying latin. As a project for school I'm supposed to translate a letter written by the Icelandic bishop Thorlakur Skulason in 1644, in latin. It is preserved in the National library of Icelan, JS 478 4to. But Thorlakur is so cool that he uses greek slang in one place:

nostratibusque patribus tecum th=v e'nge/neionv

Your countrymen and fatherland , I think it goes (please correct my ...
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help finding blank exercise drills to practice conjugations

Hey everybody. I'm looking to see if anybody has a drill sheet they can post a link to or post a file of. I'm just looking for a paper with blank spaces for the nouns on one side and the cases next to them to practice writing. if anybody has some that'd be great, or i'll just use binder paper!
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help with PDF please

I have been happily using Acrobat reader(version 7.0), but this afternoon it suddenly wouldn't be invoked when I double-clicked on a PDF file.
    I can open it in the start->programs list and drag a pdf file on it and it works fine.

    When I single-click on a pdf file and the preview thumbnail shows fine.

    The program link is also perfectly(seemingly) set.

    Textkit pdf files open nicely in the web browser(both on netscape and iexplorer). ...
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Good textkit book for beginner Latin

Which book of textkit is the best to start out with Latin...especially for someone trying to learn by themselves...thx
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Dumb question...

Probally more a English question that a Latin question but please bear with me since I havent had an English class in years and I'm trying to teach Latin by myself...(well most of it, with help from this site) and "case" is that another word for noun? or the whole group such as noun, verb, adjective, etc? or is it types of nouns, adj. , verbs, etc? or am i thinking too much into this?
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