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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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Spanish Kit... It's coming!

The Textkit project continues.. :-)

This project will have all of the best features found at Textkit plus one major content addition. I'm disappointed by the lack of free audio content available on the Internet. Most audio content I find is short, and cannot be downloaded. Spanish Kit will change that. It'll be the goal of Spanish Kit to provide full and free downloads of lengthy audio ...
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Basics of Latin

Hi, I'm new to this forum and have always wanted to be able to talk to people who know a LOT more latin than I do. I speak Spanish, so Latin shouldn't be so hard for me..well...actually it should :oops: . I've read a few proverbs and have a dicctionary for Latin, but I'm still missing the basics. I was wondering if you would be so kind ...
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How Much TV Do You Watch?

This I ask out of curiosity.

I consider tv to be a big time waster. The two hours I just spent watching reality shows could have been better spent on Greek declensions. Is there anybody here who doesn't watch any television?

Again, just out of curiosity.


PS- I spend way too much time in front of the boob tube, an hour or two a day. I hope to cut it down to zero.
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JACT Reading Greek

Hello all!

What do you guys think about the JACT Reading Greek book? I am interested in learning Greek and somebody suggested this series. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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