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Reditus ad origines

Num nemo linguam graecam loqui vult?
Scio linguam latinam faciliorem esse scriptu, sed graecam mirabiliorem esse auditu. Verorum Romanorum est linguam graecam cognoscere ac uti. His verbis finem facio, sperando aliquem vobis responsurum esse eis meis voluntatibus.
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Ennius

I'm sure you all know Ennius, the Latin poet.
His Annales only came to us by fragments. So we can find a fragment of Ennius in Cicero, de divinatione I, 48.

I found a sentence and I understand the Latin, but I have difficulties to translate this in proper Dutch, cause the English translation is a bit odd to me.

Exin candida se radiis dedit icta foras lux.

icta radiis (I found this in a ...
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Oxford

http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/resources/www/etexts.asp

An apt reciprocation

(thanks to Episcopus)
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Invenit qui non quaerit

He who does not search finds.

Althought I made this up myself, this is derived strongly from Buddhist wisdom which I endorse very much so.

I would not like to explain this quote at this moment, but I ám wondering if there is anyone who recognizes himself in these poetic words and finds himself not searching?
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Indoeuropean reflects of "shwa"

Hello, I'm new around here so I'm not quite sure how this thing works. :roll: However, if someone has anything on "shwa" issue, it would be nice to let me know.
Thanks,
Jelena
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fieri potest ut iam scias...sed

http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/resources/www/etexts.asp

You may already know, but Oxford has recognised textkit.
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Participle Q

Friday night and practising my Greek --now that is cool :!:

Example: "I didn't punish the slave who had not done his work."

I know that the finite verb in the main clause must be in the aorist tense (i.e., e)ko/lasa). I do not want to use a subordinate relative clause but a partiiciple instead; therefore, the participle in this example must be in the aorist aspect ...
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"there is" translation

How does one translate the English phrase "there is/are" into Latin?

If I wanted to translate "There is a cat in the window" would I do something like: Est feles in fenestram ?

Or is there another way?

Thanks.

-Yvonne Rathbone
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Exercise 107, Part II, Question 1

English: "The sturdy farmers of Italy labor in the field with great diligence".

My translation: Agricolae validi Italiae in agris cum diligentia magna laborant.

The key's translation: Agricolae validi Italiae magna cum diligentia in agris laborant.

I think the basic meaning is the same but I am confused a little on the word ordering. Is my word ordering wrong compared to the key or does it matter?

I also came up with different word orderings ...
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Exercise 107 Part II Question 2

I have a question on #2.

English: "Sextus, the lieutenant, and (his) son Mark are fighting with the Germans".

My translation: Sextus legatus et suus filius, Marcus, cum Germanis pugnant.

The key's translation: Sextus legatus et filius Marcus cum Germanis pugnant.

Why is there no need for suus (his) in the translation?
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