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Latin Music

Hello, all.
I was wondering about any music the Romans might have been involved with. My concern is the length of the vowels; how these were handled. As you all know, notes in music can be long or short, so that, for instance, in a pop song, the stressed syllables are usually placed on a stressed note (downbeat), and a stressed syllable is the one usually held for a long period of time. How might ...
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Resources on Greek Vases?

Hi all,

I am looking for information on a particular Greek vase:


It is a stamnos, ca. 475 BC, obviously featuring a killing. Would anyone know where I could find more information on it?

Links, books, articles, resources on art in general?

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Lingva Latin is heartwarming even in only the 6th chapter!

I got my copy tuesday, and have been reading it regularly since then, and I have gotten to chapter 6, and, as to not ruin the story, it is truly heartwarming. To give you a hint, it involves the struggle for freedom and love, while involving subversion of tyranny and a critique of the idle rich set in an ancient era. Such a simple story as this holds so much meaning it just makes me ...
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4th declension exercises

Could someone verify these 4th declensions for accuracy? Just trying to practice.

large hands (s) manus ingentes
by our senates nostris senatibus
to/for those hands of yours istiis manibus
to/for the other knee aliis genibus
by the sweet fruits dulciis fructibus
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More Aristophanes

Aristophanes Ranae:

I am familiar with oi)mwze as a colloquial "be hanged", but I am a little more troubled by the indicative in line 178. Literally, the second half of the line seems to translate as "will he be not be hanged?" ou)k oi)mw/cetai;.
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baghdad's preservation of greek: any good books on this?

hi, i'm just watching the Empires documentaries on Islam (i've got the greece, rome, egypt and napoleon ones as well) and I'm v impressed with the stuff about the baghdad house of wisdom scholars who went hunting for and preserving greek and other works. i really don't know about islamic scholars of this period, a renaissance hundreds of years before the non-islamic one... does anyone know any good books about this? thanks, chad. ...
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% breakdown of nouns?

Anyone have an idea of how the various declensions break down as to number of nouns? I know for example that about 90% of spanish verbs are 1st conjugation, and I'm wondering about Latin nouns.
Seems when I type various English words into the Words program, I get lots of 3rd declensions, 1st declensions, and 2nd declensions, roughly in that order, and then a few stragglers of the 4th and 5th declension. Just curious as ...
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Makes sense?

I recently wrote a poem and decided to translate it into latin, could anyone tell me if it makes sense or not? The translation is not exact, obviously.
Gigantes in tumulis
aut suspicare eos debeo
deos qui in uteris
opperiuntur ortus alios

Haec de mundo ossa
ingentia sunt quae sant sub caelo
verbos loquuntur illa
de imbribus his qui dantur nimbo

The giants in their tombs
or should I guess them be
the gods in ...
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arist frogs 103

Can anyone help me with:

ma)lla plei=n h\) mai/nomai

Aristophanes Frogs 103

malla = me alla?
plein = contr. of pleion?

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Latin equivalent of Roget's?


Does anyone know of the existance of a direct Latin equivalent of Roget's?
Especially a computer-mediated format?

If such a book does not exist, then would it be useful to build one?
Naturally such building would take much time and effort!


James Christie
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