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Introduction

Hello,
I'm glad I stumbled upon this site.I've been learning Latin on and off for years though with little application but I only started to get serious about a few years ago.I was turned on by a wonderful book written back in the '50s (since reprinted-many times I believe) called Poets in a Landscape by Gilbert Highet.I can't recommend it too highly.He can get you so excited about the author you are desperate to go ...
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ablative use confusion

I'm translating Hyginus' Fabulae and I've come across an ablative use that's giving me trouble:

Hi propter solitudinem cum vivere non possent, petiverunt ab Iove, ut aut homines daret aut eos pari calamitate adficeret.

It's the final "calamitate" that's giving me the problem. I think. So far I've gotten something like:

"Because they could not live in solitude, they begged Jove so that he either gave people or gave them the power to produce ...
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Catullus

What kind of metres does catullus use? I Know vergil uses Dactylic hexameter, phaedrus iambic hexameter and horace a lot of them.
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'Man is the Measure' in Greek

Any idea where I can find the original Greek for Protagoras' statement:

Of all things the measure is Man: of things that are, how they are, and of things that are not, how they are not.

If the full quotation cannot be found: does anyone know at least which word for 'man' was used?
Was it a)/nqrwpoj (implying Man as opposed to god(s)/animals)?
...or a)nh/r (implying Man as opposed to Woman)?
...or some other?
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marginally less of a stranger now...

Having just posted a thread asking for help on a rather obscure project, I took the time to browse among the forum elements....and I shall be back...wherelse could you find rhetorics and philosophers discussing the inverse properties of a donut!
God I love humanity.

Though being a pantheist omnivore I realise that it is a God eat God world.

Richard
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A stranger in these parts...

Good Afternoon

I am a stranger in these forums, what brings me here, is the desire to understand how to translate a peculiar English phrase into Latin.
I am a bookbinder here at Downside Abbey in Somerset UK.

I wish to give as a present to an aspiring bookbinder, a knife sharpening kit, a sharp knife is a necessity to a binder, and it can be a particularly exasperating skill to master.

The title of ...
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Help With Phrase Please

Hello all,

Can anyone tell me if there is a single Latin word that means to travel, idealy to travel in style or luxury but to travel would be a start.

Many Thanks.
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Greek questions

Is there any difference in word order at all in a Greek question compared to a statement?
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M&F Unit 16 English to Latin

Could someone look over these English to Latin translations for me, please?

The topics for this unit are:
a. Gerunds
b. Gerundives
c. Impersonal Verbs

1. The queen was so ashamed of her burning love for the handsome leader that she drove him from her state.
Amoris pro duce decoro ardentis reginam tam pudet ut e re publica eum expulerit.

2. In order to terrify the citizens, the legate ordered the troops that they attack ...
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Goodwin - Smyth parallel references

Huh, does anyone know about Goodwin-Smyth parallel grammar references?
Actually, does it exist?
:?: :?: :?:
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