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Bonoromnium? In Catalina' Senatorem

http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~classics/poetry_and_prose/Cicero_vs_Catiline.html

Professor Richard Tarrant pronounces some things a bit different than what they're written as... is this normal?
for instance:
Quo usque- quusque? qu' usque?
tandem abutere- tandabutere? tand' abutere?
diu etiam- dietiam? di' etiam?
bonorum omnium? bonoromnium? bonor' omnium?


And there's a few more. It was kinda confusing me. Is he just pronouncing the Latin lazily or did Cicero pronounce it this way? Not sure.
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Which Universities have the best Latin literature programs?

Does anyone know which universities have the best undergraduate Latin literature programs. I have looked at Tufts and that is probably my preferred choice so far with St. Louis University being my alternate, but I have not investigated very much.
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A beginner's questions

Hello:

I'm in Greek 101 and am currently using Athenaze (the assigned textbook) and Donald Mastronarde's Introduction to Attic Greek. The class is very poorly taught (learning and using accents is optional; pronounce and stress as you see fit) and I've more or less gone the self-teaching route, using the class as a review session and a pace-setter. The plan was one chapter of Athenaze per week, so I've been doing just that, although I'm ...
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Writing style in Harry Potter

I was flipping through the Latin edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and I noticed that while proper nouns were capitalised, sentences were otherwise written all in lower case. Is this the style to write in Latin, at least today?
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Good bookstores in San Francisco?

This is somewhat short notice - I hop on an airplane early tomorrow - but I was wondering if anyone knew of a classics-friendly used bookstore on some ignored corner of San Francisco?

I'm not expecting SF to be a secret hotbed of dead language studies, but I thought I'd ask. I'll have a few days to wander around. Apart from seeing a friend's band, and dim-sum, I have no fixed plans.
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Latin vowel quantity & Radio

Hello, I'm just restarting my D'OOGE, and I just find today that for some words the textbooks and ref books give different vowel quantities.
For ex, while D'Ooge and Wheelock give "leegaatus"(I will use doubled letter to indicate a long vowel), the Vocabulaire essentiel de latin (of G. Cauquil and J.-Y. Guillaumin, Hachette) gives "legaatus", and the Dictionnaire Latin-francais of Bornecque and Cauet gives "legatus" which changes even the accent. Further more, Wheelock gives "Syraacuusae" ...
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Old Boy

saluete omnes. I want to say "good, old boy", "old sport" in Latin as a friendly, informal way of addressing a person. Any suggestions? gratias uobis.
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Being Brave in War

Greetings,

What would be proper epic idiom for a participial clause "being very brave in war"?

Here is my attempt "agathos per polemon eon"--polemon being an accusative of specification. Am I on the wrong track?

Thanks in advance!
K.D.G.
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Kalispera!

Hello there! I have recently (within the last 10 minutes, I believe) registered here and first sought out the introductions forum. Obviously, I found it. So here I am introducing myself!
I joined this website after being increasingly frustrated that my school no longer offers Latin as a GCSE course, as the video-conferencing they used in absence of an available teacher became too expensive for their petty budget (mostly spent on the PE department <_< ...
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question on some verb endings

What is the conjugation for the perfect tense of abdo: abdidi. which of the four (5 if you count that extra 3rd group) groups does it belong to?

abdidi, abdideram, abdidero ? (perfect, pluperfect, future)

Does it matter which group it's in? In the perfect groups, I don't see any difference amongst the groups.

I've seen a few verbs ending in -didi, ( ie. trado: tradidi) will all verbs of the same endings be in ...
Read more : question on some verb endings | Views : 2709 | Replies : 2 | Forum : Latin For Beginners by D'Ooge


 

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