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Dictionary puzzle

When I'm using my Latin dictionary (it's a Collins) I sometimes come across the abbreviation fus which does not appear in the list of abbreviations at the front. I can't work out what it means. Here are a couple of examples:

chance upon vt fus incidere in, invenire.

allow for vt fus rationem habere (gen).

Any ideas?
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Stanley Lombardo Reads Iliad Book I

I was hoping that somebody could comment on the accuracy of Stanley Lombardo's reading of Iliad Book One. Should I use it to study the Homeric line, or would it promote bad habits? Are there other/better readings available online? Are there any readings that can be downloaded?

Thanks. :D
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The Death of Grammar

Here we go. The next step in fanning the flames of ignorance. Several here are fighting to keep Latin and Greek in schools. It will only be more difficult when you cannot keep English in English schools.

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What does this mean? Please help.

O4n oi9 qeoi\ filou=sin a0poqnh|/skei ne/oj.
Thanks in advance.

I cannot figure out the meaning of
in the sentence above.

And one more question, is this right to translate it like this?
O4n The gods love the young dies.

(from A new introduction to greek, lesson 15, Reading)
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help with aeneid 3 translation.

hello chaps, having trouble with a few lines:

3.354/355: aulai medio libabant pocula Bacchi
impositis auro dapibus, paterasque tenebant.

here's what I've got: "they were pouring out cups of wine in libation in the middle of the courtyard..." then i get confused.

"after the feasts had been laid in gold, and they were holding their dishes"??

3.363: et cuncti suaserunt numine divi Italiam petere...

"and all the gods urged me (in their divinity??) to seek ...
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Moderator's Position Open

As most of you know, I have my own forum listed in my signature. I've been wanting to expand it a bit, so now I'm out looking for moderators. The only requirements are that you are proficient in what you are moderating (I assume most here are proficient at Latin?) and can sign on at least two or three times a week. The latter part is not absolutely necessary, but preferred, as one of the ...
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Wheelock's Ch. 6 translations

I just finished translating the English "Practice and Review" questions to Latin, and checked my answers against Benissumus' answer key. I seem to have gotten the cases, number and gender right, as well as the tenses of verbs, but the order in some of them deviated significantly from what Benissumus has in the answer key.

I know that Latin in word order is quite malleable, but I just wanted to check that I wasn't missing ...
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Vulgate Usage Question


Anyone have any idea how autem is being used in the following verse from John 1 of the Vulgate, amabo te? I checked an online dictionary and found "on the other hand, but, however, etc" but it doesn't make sense per what I understand the verse to say

quotquot autem receperunt eum dedit eis potestatem filios Dei fieri his qui credunt in nomine eius

Semper fidelis,

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w00t! it's my golden birthday!

So yeah, I'm 17 on the 17th hehe. What a day, final exams for a present! Anyway, a thought just occured to me. Did the Romans celebrate birthdays? And if they did, were there special ones they counted like the elevenses (sp?) in Britain, the Golden Birthday, and the Sweet 16?

random thought-my cat has lost her sense of depth perception and all things physical except my smell. ...
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Aoidoi.org, new text: Sappho 96

A mere five and half strophes, this is a somewhat difficult text, made more difficult by the gaps - we know it from a single parchment. Most of the fairly certain text is devoted to an extended simile which is quite a)/bron.

"As when the moon outshines the stars," Sappho 96. I comment on all the difficult Aeolic forms, but you might want to briefly review the Aeolic dialect for the superficial changes.
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