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can you help me improve my memory

there must be someone in this ether who can refer me to history of the subject of memory training...of course I need not translate.

Do you have any knowledge of the latin word "nomenclator".

Is there any truth that Atilla set the nomenclators free, gave them a good salary and expenses, and sent them to Vienna,
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Your resident bishop's long-lost avatar

As you have probably guessed I am enduring currently some harsh times. I ask that you have sympathy for me and consider the ereption of my avatar long ago!

The purpose of this is to describe arbitrary iniuries to the bishop and I believe that this should stop, starting with my avatar rights back! What do you wise classicists think? Obviously the decision is left to the higher ...
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Classic Rap

I don't know if this has been mentioned before, but Sir Mix-A-Lot's song, Baby Got Back (lyrics at http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/sirmixal ... tback.html ) has been translated into Greek and Latin.

The Greek version (with a literal translation back into English) can be found here: http://www.student.richmond.edu/~zp8we/ ... m#_ftnref4

Unfortunately, on my machines most of the vowels show up as empty boxes ...
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I down loaded SPIonic howevernit doesnt look greek

I down loaded SPIonic however it doesnt look like a greek font to me.

it looks like boul\h or is that what it is supposed to look like, and what I need to do is learn another writing scheme?

Time to be hassled...

Hi there, just thought i'd introduce myself before I hassled you with all my questions (and there will be lots :) ).
I'm studying a science course at uni, so I'll be learning latin independantly (read: slowly), but that's cool.

edit: oh, and I'll be learning out of Wheelock's. Just got it a few days ago (after a 2 month wait, stupid backordering) and it looks pretty ...
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infinitive with nominative?

Hi, everybody:
Here is the beginning of a sentence:

Ei gar ousia te^s en hekasto^i arete^s ho heis hyparchein Logos tou THeou me^ amphibeble^tai, ktl.

The meaning is clear, yet I do not understand why "ousia", "ho", "heis", and "Logos" are in the nominative here, rather then in accusative (as the use of the infinitive "hyparchein" seems to me to require). Is there any rule which could explain this?

Many thanks in advance.
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translation project - my supplication for assistance

Hello all,

For the rather informal Latin course I am currently taking at my university, I am required to translate a substantial (~200 words) passage from English into Latin. I have completed a tentative translation, but I would be delighted for some of the illustrious members of this forum to critique my effort. However, I realize that this passage's length may not encourage a casual effort. Whatever feedback I receive will be welcome. If you ...
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Whatever happened to...

Hi everyone,

Sorry to be posting so much lately.
When I first came to this forum, there was a young lady who was very helpful. I don't remember her name, but I do remember her avatar.
I am assuming it was a pic of her. It was an animated avatar of an Asian woman looking up.
I was wondering if she was still here, and just not using that avatar any longer.
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Hi, everyone!

I study classical filology at the university of Brussels, and since I really want to learn to speak and communicate in Latin (Greek I will try when I have better mastered it) I thought here would be a nice start.

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rice wine

In an idle search for the etymology of the word 'rice'--at first I tried to find it in an Anglo-saxon dictionary-- I was led to LSJ entry o)/ruza. And a reference utters oi)/noj e)c o)ru/zhj, Ael. NA13.8

Anybody know what this abbreviation points to, or what the material talks about the rice wine, whether it is a soju(distilled) or makguli(raw)?
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