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Translation Exercise

Are we ready for another test of our translating skills? If so maybe you'd like to try this short (and grammatically straightforward) paraphrasing of a latter day politician's refutation...

I did not have sexual relations with that man

Extra Brownie points for those versions that mirror the language of Calonice in Aristophanes' Lysistrata (because we all know she could never have kept her oath to the other Athenian women ...
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brand spanking new ;)

hey ya'll :)

i never know how to introduce myself, but felt the urge (Sticky induced et. all) to do so. at the current moment i'm still perfecting my greek, my main passion, whilst plodding along (slowly) with the latin at university, and hopefully (everything is crossed :wink: ) i will follow up with a Masters in the ancient ...
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Fabulae faciles

Is there any interest in a public domain or freely available edition of Ritchie's Fabulae faciles?
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greetings and salutations

First I was happy to be permitted to learn latin in a non-latin public school as a class, and then I found this site. I was introduced to latin in a small private school that tought it to all of the students. When the highschool shutdown I was forced to learn on my own. After several weeks of frustration of dealing with some of the more complex writting techniques I found this site and was ...
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Dative of possession

Good day Latin scholars and enthusiasts,

I am a Latin novice - and that's giving me a lot of credit - who would like anyone's assistance with the Dative of possession. Specifically, in contrast to the phrase "Soli Deo gloria" - To God alone the glory, I would like to add - "the shame is mine."

Now apparently the dative of possession places accent on the MINE part of the possession, which is fitting, but ...
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Use of possessive

Is there a definite rule about the use of "suus" Vs. "eius/eorum"? I must admit that these possessives confuse me somewhat. Let me give you an example.

Is it better to say:

Puellam ad litus adhibui ut suam pulchram faciem mirarer.

Or

Puellam ad litus adhibui ut eius pulchram faciem mirarer?
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please help with short translation

What is the proper latin translation for "The Order of the Animator"

It is intended to be the name for a community of animation artists.
Thanks in advance!
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Introduction

Hello,
I'm glad I stumbled upon this site.I've been learning Latin on and off for years though with little application but I only started to get serious about a few years ago.I was turned on by a wonderful book written back in the '50s (since reprinted-many times I believe) called Poets in a Landscape by Gilbert Highet.I can't recommend it too highly.He can get you so excited about the author you are desperate to go ...
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ablative use confusion

I'm translating Hyginus' Fabulae and I've come across an ablative use that's giving me trouble:

Hi propter solitudinem cum vivere non possent, petiverunt ab Iove, ut aut homines daret aut eos pari calamitate adficeret.

It's the final "calamitate" that's giving me the problem. I think. So far I've gotten something like:

"Because they could not live in solitude, they begged Jove so that he either gave people or gave them the power to produce ...
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Catullus

What kind of metres does catullus use? I Know vergil uses Dactylic hexameter, phaedrus iambic hexameter and horace a lot of them.
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