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Consciousness?

Just something I’m interested in right now... there are some modern philosophers around, who claim that we will never know how consciousness first came about. It’s the common view it seems that it is not practically impossible, but generally impossible to know this. That we may find out sometime in the future is ruled out entirely, the reason being we don’t know how matter came into existence out of nothing so how can we know ...
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Puellae aquam poetae portant.

SALVETE OMNES, S.V.B.E.V.
I'm looking at my grandfather's first year Latin book, and I'm confused with one of the sentences:
Puellae aquam poētae (for the poet) portant.
Now I think this sentence could mean either:
The girls are carrying water to the poet. Using the Dative declension.
or
The girls are carrying the poet's water. Using the Genitive declension.
But I don't understand how it could mean for the poet.

Unless, "Puellae" and "aquam" are going together, in which case it ...
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Hitting the Third Declension Wall!

I was doing good until I hit chapter 7 and the Third Declension Nouns.
Just look at these wack declensions:
homō
hominis
hominī
hominem
homine
hominēs
hominum
hominibus
hominēs
hominibus
Now I ask you, what is the magical mystery secret to mastering Third Declension nouns? Or is this one of those things I have to memorize?

MULTAS GRATIAS
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accents in MOUSA

Why is the circumflex accent used in the nom pl of the first declension feminine noun MOUSA (Muse), e.g.,
Mousai with circumflex over the penultimate dipthong -ou, and then the acute accent is used in the dat pl, e.g., Mousais with acute over the penultimate dipthong? Does -ai count as short, but -ais count as long?
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Latin - English Interlinear or Parallel Bible

Does anyone know if such a thing exists ? ?
I own a Vulgate and a greek-latin parallel New Testament but I would pay big for an interlinear or parallel latin/english Bible.
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e-BASILOPITA 2004 31-1-2004 16:00h

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More Translation

cum omnes virtutes currant in stadio , lola perseverantia accipit bravium

non quaruntur in christianis intia sed finis



Any ideas ?? ? ?
The second one is something like "there is no ?? in Christianity ?? but the end".

The first one might be something like "With every virtue we run into persevereance and take suffering ? ?" What are stadio, bravium, and lola ? ? ?
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Looking for Summa Theologica or De Civitate Dei . . .

Is Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas, or Augustine's De Civitate Dei online (in latin) ? ?
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Translation help please.

In profundis tenebrarum
Aurei cruentique solis occasus.
Dominus fletum e Styge hausit,
Solus beryllus continet lucentes illas lacrimas,
Dominus fletum e Styge hausit,
Tamen in eius profundis
Abyssus abyssum invocat.
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Latin quote of the day

The company I work for announced layoffs in our dept last week, and we lost three people who were longtime employees with lots of experience and knowledge. I thought this quote was appropriate:

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula a postero. (Horace)

(Our dept's new theme song is Limp Bizkit's 'Break Stuff' :wink: ... I guess I should mention that we went through round 1 of layoffs 3 ...
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