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Struggling Librarian

Hi all,
I've have been asked to put the following into Latin. "To ensure higher education to the citizenry". Between the English-Latin Dictionary and the suggestions of a few other librarians I have the following:

"Fidem eruditionis superioris civitati dare"

Am I close? Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Regards
Dennis Krieb
Director, Reid Memorial Library
Lewis & Clark Com. College
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intro

Just saying hello. My name is Chris Parks and I'm a student at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. I'm in the process of applying to Berkeley for next fall as a Classical Languages major.

I'm in the second semester of the Latin program here at SRJC and also studying Greek and Hebrew via the college's independant studies program (the main religious studies instructor is a Gk and Hb whiz and has been tutoring me).

My ...
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Why bother with Latin?

Ok ok - I am being a bit tongue in cheek here. I understand and accept the arguments from all sides about the virtues of learning one of the classic languages, be it Latin or Greek or Sanscrit for that matter.

It's also something I am firmly committed to and I'm studiously working my way through Wheelock and Moreland & Fleischer, dipping occasionally into D'Ooge.

I get that.

The real question is, is there a ...
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Is this positive or negative

ou)k e)/xomen h(mei=j, w(/sper kai\ u(mei=j, oi)=kon me/giston
Does this sentence mean: We do not have the biggest house, like you do.
Or does it mean: We, just like you, do not have the biggest house.

Is it possible for a word like me/giston to be used to emphasise the size?
In other words, can it mean -very big- rather than -the biggest-?
In English this is quite common.
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Akropolis World News (in Attic Greek)

Annis mentioned this a few times before, but I'm reposting the URL because it's a nice little service.

Akropolis World News in Attic Greek. Updated every few days:

http://www.akwn.net/

There is a similar service available in Latin, courtesy Radio Finland:

http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/
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little thing

i need help.

how do you pronounce the following:

equus -i
nauta -ae
inimicus -i
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quick translation, context has been the problem

Looking for the translation of the prepositional phrase:

Above All Else

I've found several translations in the form of
Supremus Totus Alius, Super Omnia, Super Alia, etc

I would prefer a translation for all three words if possible as all the words carry a significance towards their purpose. I have found that else is probably the most problematic word, but feel free to prove me wrong.
Context: Refering to friends and family (without actually mentioning ...
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Proper Names

Hi all

I am a relative newbie to Greek and I am a bit confused about the use of the definite article in relation to proper names. I don't think I've seen the definite article used thus in any modern language: The Harry? Le Jacques? Well, actually the Germans do use it to some extent as in Die Asta, and the Italians do it, too, except it has a specific meaning, I think.

But back ...
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New edition of Schoder & Horrigan's READING COURSE

It appears that a new edition of Book I of A Reading Course in Homeric Greek is due to come out next month. The first 80 pages or so are available for download at the publisher's website (Focus Publishing):


www.pullins.com/Books/00978%20Reading%20Course%20in%20Homeric%20Greek.htm


The publisher also states that a new edition of Book II is due out next year.


I am better than CICERO

1/[That's right. You heard right. Now I don't claim to be more fluent in latin than he, certainly not nowadays, though there were one time I could pretty much speak.

I am sick of people saying ooh I can understand this ooh could you have spoken with the romans could you have assimilated yourself son. Well they is gone. Die sind schon ausgegangen. The deal is, how well can you write. Not how much can ...
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