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Medieval Women Writers in Latin

Texts and resources for Egeria, Constantia, and Hrotsvit
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The Labyrinth Latin Bookcase

Directory of links to mainly (but not exclusively) Medieval Latin texts.<br /><br />http://www.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/library/latin/latin-lib.html
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Vergil's Dido

:)I will like to know what do you think of Dido, the widowed queen and of Eneas's conduct. Why did Vergil chose such a conduct for his hero?
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counting

Well Wheelock chapter 15 wants me to be able to count in Latin... kinda fun. But I have a question:<br /><br />In the appendix where it lists the numbers, it goes up to 20 and then starts jumping by tens. So I'm *assuming* that the rules up to 20 still apply further on, so for example, where I have:<br />septendecim<br />duodeviginti<br />undeviginti<br />viginti<br /><br />do i also have:<br />septenviginti<br />duodetriginta<br />undetriginta<br />triginta<br /><br />etc?<br /><br ...
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adjectives

Sometimes I don't know if an adjective belongs to one noun or to more of them. Here are some examples:<br />Section 143 line 4 of Pharr; e(khbo/loj e)poixetai prw=ton ou)rh=aj kai\ ku/naj a)rgouj <br /> Does a)rgou/j belong to both ou)rh=aj and ku/naj or only to ku/naj<br />Line 5 is similar; o)le/kontai ou)rh=ej kai ku/nej aryoi/<br />I assume it only belongs to dogs because swift is not generaly considered a apt description for mules.<br />But ...
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kalos

Is there no better word for handsome in Greek? All I can think of is kalos. It’s like they used kalos for almost everything or am I greatly mistaken? Everything is just good instead of pretty, handsome, nice and so on...<br />Do I just need to learn my vocabulary better or if not, then how did the Greeks express all the meanings of the word? Did it always have a slightly different meaning to them ...
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meaning of "utilitus"

I have no latin and less greek, and am trying to appreciate the grammatical nuances of the particular word "UTILITUS". The best clue I've come across on the Web is:<br /><br />utilitas : utility, usefulness.<br /><br />utilitus<br />itus SUFFIX <br />of _; from the _<br />utilitus ADV POS <br />utilis, utilis, utile ADJ <br />useful, profitable, practical, helpful, advantageous;<br /><br />I gather that "utilitus" is adverbial with a sense indicated by the terms listed in ...
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Aliquis vs. Quisquam

Was anyone else confused by A&G's explanation of the difference between aliquis and quisquam? It goes something like this:<br /><br />
<br />Iustitia numquam nocet cuiquam. Justice never does harm to anybody.<br /> <br />
<br /><br />That is more or less the extent to which he explains their differences. (i.e., that is his best explanation of the few.)
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libris Caesorum

se libris legere melior quam Virgil possum. ipsi gravis sunt; aliquis comoedias Romanorum legerunt?
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ou(= a)kou/ei o( tuflo/s

ILIAS A.480-483<br /><br />Chruses has prayed to Apollo to turn back his anger; hekatombs have been sacrificed. The Achaeans are returning to camp.<br /><br /><br />oi( d' i(sto\n sth/sant' a)na/ q' i(sti/a leuka\ pe/tassan:<br />e)n d' a)/nemoj prh=sen me/son i(sto/on, a)mfi\ de\ ku=ma<br />stei/rh| porfu/reon mega/l' i)/axe nh\oj i)ou/shj:<br />h( d' e)/qeen kata\ ku=ma diaprh=ssousa ke/leuqon.<br /><br /><br />"And they raised the mast, and up they furled the white sails;<br />the wind filled in the ...
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