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I got the following sentence that is unclear to me. It'S :

Populus quotannis duos consules et alios magistratus creabat. Consulatus apud Romanos erat summus magistratus. In bello consules exercitum convocabant et exercitui praeerant. In pace autem magistratibus mandatum erat statum civitatis firmare et domos civium et magnas et parvas a scleribus servare.

What does the beginning of the last sentence means exactly ("In pace autem magistratibus mandatum erat statum ...) ?

Why it is ...
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Last Person to Post Wins

I'm gonna win
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The 800-1400 Italian Words

The topic on the 1400 Latin words compelled me to ask whether any one knows of a similar list for the Italian language. I say this because my vocabulary is terrible! I have searched extensively on the internet but only found the AQA one of which I know most, and they tend to list stupid shopping things like le pantofole instead of essential conjunctions. I did learn the interesting adverb altronde, from elsewhere from it ...
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Quis hora est?

Sententias plus communes feci, nunc ad temporem.

"Quis hora est?"
"Quem horam habemus?"

Romani horam primam in nostro "seven o'clock" habuerunt. Itaque: hora prima (7 AM), hora secunda (8 AM), hora tertia (9 AM), hora quarta (10 AM), hora quinta (11 AM), meridies/ hora sexta (12 noon), hora septima (1 PM), hora octava (2 PM), hora nona (3 PM), hora decima (4 PM), hora undecima (5 PM), hora duodecima (6 PM) — postquam non certe ...
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I know I said no more politics, but...

...I am very upset!

Why must a little girl have to set up a lemonade stand in the richest country in the world to raise much needed funds for cancer research. It sucks!

This little girl , Alexandra Scott, of Wynnewood, Penn., died today of her disease: cancer. She was just 8!

Here's the link to the story: www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/conditions/08/0 ... index.html

You don't need to be a rocket scientist ...
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qn for french classicists: "good" translations of

hi, i 'd like to know from people here whose first language is french, which are the "good"/"respected" french translations of major greek works like e.g. homer, sophocles, pindar &c. obviously in english the handful og "respected" translations of e.g. homer are well-known to us here; i'd like to know if french classicists have their "respected" translations as well. thanks, chad. :)
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N&H Preliminary Ones

I have just started N&H and would like some assurance that I am on the right track. These are a selection from the Preliminary Execrcises, which are not covered in the key. Also, please comment on word order if I need to improve.
Gall is separated from Britain by the sea. Gallia e Brittania mari dividitur.
We have taken the camp. Castra occupabamus/occupavimus. - I'm not sure if this should be perfect or imperfect.
Do ...
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Grammatical question

When I say "I have to go" in Latin, since I'm a female should I say "opa est mihi discedenda" or "opus est mihi discedenda." Is "discedenda" even right? I really need to brush up on my gerunds and gerundives!

Also, when I say "I am worried/annoyed" should I use "vexo" or "vexar" because "I am worried" is the same as "I worry."
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Do animals...

...have a soul? I've always wondered this and I would like to say they do because I would like to have my doggies in heaven. :D What do you guys think?
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The Anatomy of Melancholy

This is the title of a book described thusly at Amazon.com:

One of the major documents of modern European civilization, Robert Burton’s astounding compendium, a survey of melancholy in all its myriad forms, has invited nothing but superlatives since its publication in the seventeenth century. Lewellyn Powys called it “the greatest work of prose of the greatest period of English prose-writing,” while the celebrated surgeon William Osler declared it the greatest of medical treatises. And ...
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