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Cicero in Greek

Salvete omnes

I just discovered in my Greek studies that Cicero in Greek is Kike/rwn.

Now, I am having a friendly dispute with one of my Italian buddies who keeps challenging my pronunciation of the Latin C.

I think the Greek translitteration of the Latin Cicero is compelling evidence. The Greeks used a kappa not a sigma... So far I've had to go on authority - now I can "prove" my point.

Any other good ...
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I have been asked the meaning of the Vulgar Latin ronea, but am unable to find it in the resources available to me. Does anyone know?
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5th Declension nouns

Salve omnes,

How many nouns are there of the 5th declension? Most textbooks I've seen usually use dies and res as examples of 5th declension nouns. Then my book goes on to say that most nouns of the 5th declension are feminine. How can this be if there are so few nouns of the 5th declension?

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Translating "please close the door" to Latin

Singular:? ianuam adoperi!
Plural:? ianuam adoperite!

My question mark represents please, because I don't know what the Lstin word is.

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Quo consolante doleres!

Hi all!

I have a question on the grammar of this sentence:

Quo consolante doleres! (Ovid, Met. I, 360)

Quis tibi, si sine me fatis erepta fuisses
nunc animus, miseranda, foret? Quo sola timorem
ferre modo posses? Quo consolante doleres!

It should be translated as: Who would comfort you when you felt sad? ---Is that right?

The main idea lies in Abl. abs. "quo consolante", doens't it? How is this phenomenon grammatically called?

Thanks in ...
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Middle English

Is anyone here familiar with this language? (Or is it a dialect?)
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locus antiquus difficilis

I am reading the first passage, "Disillusionment", and I have come upon a word that I can not figure out:

Miser Catulle, desinas ineptire,
et quod vides perisse perditum ducas.

The word 'perisse' is proving a challenge. It looks like a perfect active infinitive, but for what verb I don't know.

Magna cum gratia,
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Help with Vergil's Aeneid

Ever since I finished with Wheelock's, I have been translating the first book of the Aeneid. Every now and then I run into trouble that even Clyde Pharr's handy commentary can't get me through. Until recently, I had a Latin Professor available to answer my questions. Now that this is no longer the case, I was hoping to post my questions here. Any help you have to offer would be greatly appreciated.

I ran ...
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Two good books: "Tides of War" and "The Ten

I just finished two very good novelizations about Greek history:

Tides of War
by Steven Pressfield
ISBN 0385492529

This book is an account of the life of Alcibiades, told from the point of view of one of his lieutenants. Fascinating story.

The Ten Thousand : A Novel Of Ancient Greece
by Michael Curtis Ford
ISBN 0312980329

This book is a retelling of Xenophon's Anabasis. If anyone out there does not know that history, I suggest ...
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Definite Article

Just curious, who were the geniuses who came up with the definite article? I've heard that Greek was among the first of the Indo-European languages, but I know that Hebrew had a definite article presumably before that since Moses wrote the Pentateuch around 1500 B.C.
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