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tibullus poem help.

need some help with this line:

servitium sed triste datur, teneorque catenis,

but he/she/it is being to sad love, i am being held by chains,??

I have enough trouble understanding english poetry sometimes, doing it in latin just is t3h suck.
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"Speaking with the Dead"

Salvete! A friend of mine has requested my help. He's writing a story involving a set of instructions for speaking with the dead. He'd like to give these instructions a good Latin title. I've taken five years' worth, but I've not really done anything with the language in two years, in which time I've lost almost everything but my dictionary. "Rusty" doesn't even begin to describe it. So.

I'm thinking I want the dative gerund ...
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Dialectics of Nature

any thoughts on this topic? some new lights on this, maybe?
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Groton and May Ch. 21 question

So far I've been doing okay with the stories in this book, but I've come to a sentence in this story (The Golden Age Returns) that feels like I've come to a brick wall. I'm just not getting it. Here's the sentence and what I've been able to do with it so far. Thanks in advance for your help!

Remanebunt tamen pauca scelera quae homines temptare mare navibus, quae homines cingere urbes muris iubebunt.

A ...
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Family Motto

Salvete omnes,

A colleague has asked me what his family motto means. I have a fair idea, but I thought I would ask for some expert opinions. It goes thus :-

et si ostendo non jacto

Thanks in advance for you help.


C. Sentius Leontius
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Aranea Catulli

Carmina 13:

nam tui Catulli plenus sacculus est aranearum.

Why is the world does Catullus have a little sack full of spiderwebs? Is this a certain expression in latin or something? If so, what does it mean? Is he broke?
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Whee! A New Introduction to Old Norse

Well, after 12 days of waiting I finally received my 3 volume book, “A New Introduction to Old Norse”. I had to order it by phone instead of online and the total was 37 dollars (shipping included). The paper back cover reminds me of construction paper from kindergarten that’s been laminated. The pronunciation section isn’t as good as E.V. Gordon’s book, although you can tell it’s highly influenced by it. It seems like they plan ...
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-tio and -tion

I assume -tion (as in information, creation, etc.) comes from -tio in Latin, but how did the "n" get in there? Or is this just an unexlpainable philological mystery?
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English to Latin

Can anyone help me translate these to latin? I tried but I just started trying to learn some of this.

He loved her dearly ; Is amo eam carus

She will have praised him ; Ille laudaveris eum

She had sent those things to us ; Ille mittatis res nobis

We praised them ; Nos laudavimus eos

They praised you ; Ea laudavit te

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The Emma85 Games

In respect for Jeff's policies, I post this thread in what is called the "Open Board", because although the topic originated in the Academy, I believe that it has become sufficiently off-topic to warrant the move.

Emma85 has a great idea, that everyone should insult me and that it is my duty to read the insults thoroghly but not write back to them. Kasper and Episcopus have already expressed interest in the idea, and I ...
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