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Stacking enclitics

This might be a silly question, but is it possible to stack enclitics, like: Tuquene me amas? ("You too love me?")? Not that you need to use it very often, but if you can do like that, it's cool.
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In the pasture of this world...


In the pasture of this world, I endlessly push aside the tall grasses in search of the bull.
Following unnamed rivers, lost upon the interpenetrating paths of distant mountains,
My strength failing and my vitality exhausted, I cannot find the bull.
I only hear the locusts chirring through the forest at night.

Comment: The bull never has been lost. What need is there to search? Only because of separation from my true nature, I ...
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Reverse synergy?

Any ideas on how the word subiata works in the following quote?

subiata quicunque parte integrante tollitur totum

I think the translation is roughly: if you take away an essential part you take away the whole but how the first word operates is not clear.

Semper fidelis,
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Verse composition

OK. Regarding WhiteO's six month old challenge to produce an elegiac couplet, I think I have produced 3/4 of something with which I am not totally disgusted. However, I have the half of the pentameter after the diaeresis to go, and I am crying out for dactyls (those of you who have tried to compose Latin verse will know my pain).

My questions are -
(a) is anyone aware of some nice Latin idioms relating ...
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Ex vs Ab

In the exercises a sentence read that "We seek advice from the leader" (paraphrased).
I wrote:

Consilium ex duce quaesimus.

The answer was:

Consilium ab duce quaesimus.

I understand 'ab' to mean 'away from', as moving away from.
Advice should come 'out of' the leader, 'from within'. Right?


PS Wheelock's answer key should be revised.
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me, my

In the sentence

Hominem ad me agebant (long e on the me)

What is "me" in this sentence? I think that hominem is accusative as it is the direct object of agebant, and ad takes the accusative so would that mean "me" is accusative of "me" (in the English sense)?

Possible translation:

They were leading the man to me?
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On account of

I see that one possible translation of "on account of" is propter, and another translation is ex.

The thing is, propter takes the accusative whereas ex takes the ablative.

What is the difference in how they are used? Up to this point I have been using ex as in "out of " and propter as "on account of" or "because of".
Read more : On account of | Views : 684 | Replies : 6 | Forum : Learning Latin

First post by evodius

Greetings everyone!

I am also new to textkit; I'm a software developer in Southern California, and I have been studying Latin in my spare time for about two years now. My initial interest was Ecclesiastical Latin, the language of the Roman Catholic Church, to aide in my study of the Vulgate and other ecclesiastical texts. However, my interest in Latin has broadened, and so I have been seeking out more Latin resources, devouring as much ...
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Plinius Secundus et Mons Vesuvius


Plinius Secundus epistolam Tacito scripsit de eruptione montis vesuvii. Volo illam epistolam legere Latine.... sed illam non possum invenire in "tela" (www). Possum autem illam epistolam in Anglica. Epistolane Latina Plinii in tela est? Ecqui illam epistolam habet?

Gratia vobis et pax,

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Latin or Greek?

I suppose it's a stupid question, but is Latin easier to learn for an anglophone, with some Irish and French, than Greek?
And to be a success in the classics world does one need both languages, or is one better to have than the other? i mean to become an academic.
Read more : Latin or Greek? | Views : 5986 | Replies : 26 | Forum : Open Board


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