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Ch. 35 sentence

Hello, all.

Ch. 35 S.A., # 11

In urbe nostra mihi contigit doceri quantum iratus Achilles Graecis nocuisset.
I translated, "In our city it fell to my lot to teach how much angry Achilles had injured the Greeks.

Is there any reason that the form "doceri" is used- "to be taught" instead
of the more english sounding "docere?"
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Phrase books

Wouldn't H.W. Auden's Greek Phrasebook (1899) and his translation of Meissner's Latin Phrasebook (1894) be useful additions to the site? Especially with people's growing interest in composition? Plus, as a group effort perhaps, a 'sticky' phrase guide each to Greek and to Latin on the Agora like Catherine Ball's Instant Old English (http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ballc ... nt-oe.html)? I wish I were good enough to help, but truly neophytus sum...
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Help saying this

Forgive me, I do not speak Latin. I am English.
I am looking for a small sentence that sounds like Latin (typically sounding that is) for a song.

I was wondering how to say "Respect for the Pope" in Latin?
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Salvete omnes,

I was reviewing my vocabulary recently and I ran across the following two words:

Ludus, Ludi (m.) school
Ludi, Ludorum (gen pl.) (m.) games

Does the genitive plural of Ludus also mean games? I am very confused by these two words.

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Hi There! I'm a Beginner.


I am a teenager who has become very interested in Ancient Greek and Latin, so I have begun reading a few of the textbooks. Right now the only "phrase" I know is in Latin - quis custodiet ipsos custodes. However I have read the Odyssey in excerpt and know that story, and I am very familiar with Greek and Roman mythology. I'm interested in getting started here on the Forums ...
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Conjugating 3rd -io


i've started using the Verbix conjugator (http://www.verbix.com/languages/latin.shtml), and jolly useful it is too. i just happened to notice in passing recently that it conjugates the 2nd per. sing. pres. active ind. as -îs (that's a long 'i', if you can't see it). Try http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/go.asp?T1=facio&D1=9&H1=109&sourceid=Mozilla-search or http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/go.asp?T1=cacio&D1=9&H1=109&sourceid=Mozilla-search to see what i mean.

This is not what i see in such as D'Ooge or A&H. Is there some justification for it? Perhaps it's from some other ...
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haha this kid in school

In my school there is a depressed boy. He is 17, obese, smells terribly, and has some sort of speech impediment. I do indeed feel sorry for him, but I seldom speak to him as he is not a nice person really. A couple of years ago he wrote a poem to a girl whom he liked. It involved membral palpitations amongst other doings. He even now follows the same girl and her friends. They ...
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Another beginner...

:twisted: I decided to branch out a bit and learn a language. I chose Latin for a reason that is plain enough, I don't know it.

I note there are many people with several languages under their belt. I hope to do the same over several years. I have interest in things ancient as well as new technologies. I am facinated by history and like to ...
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Aoidoi.org: Pindar's Olympian 14

My introduction (well, part of it) to Pindar is now commented: Olympian 14.

My thanks to Chad who noticed some spelling errors and suggested a few places where I could give a little more metrical detail.

I keep a list of poems to read. Most things get onto that list because someone suggested it might be interesting. This one made it onto my list because someone (I forget who) on the classics-l mailing list recommended ...
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Composition Exercise Number ?? + 1

Having dispatched JPII with a suitable eulogy (or two), I suppose dikh dictates that we should welcome Benedict XVI with a little something too.
Any suggestions for a metrical scheme for such a salutation, Will?

Paul McK
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