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A strange word for which, seemingly, there is no account

<br />SI QVA SIGNIFICATIO VIRTVTIS ELVCEAT AD QVAM SE SIMILIS ANIMVS ADPLICET ET ADIVNGAT.<br /><br /><br />If any sign of virtue should shine forth, to which a similar disposition may attach itself.<br /><br /><br />I have never ecountered the word "QVA" (without a macron). Can anyone help?<br /><br />Note: underlined letters signify letters with macrons - that should have been pretty obvious. :)
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Word of the Day 8-22

After embarassingly little searching through my dictionary, I stumbled across today's word, which is andabata! This exciting word is one of the several types of gladiators (does anybody know them all?).<br /><br />andabata, andabatae masculine<br /><br />This poor fool was the class of gladiator who had to fight with a helmet. "What's so bad about that?" you might ask. Well, an andabata's helmet had no holes for his eyes ...
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you physics maniacs look here

Newton's Principia(in neo-latin, maybe...) is on burndy library home page.<br />
    Three editions.
  • 1687
  • 1713
  • 1726
<br />If you want to learn physics in latin, this is a good start, really. ;D<br /><br />
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Definite article with place name...

How do you know when to use the definite article in regards to a proper noun, specifically a place name? This sentence, Number 6 on Lesson 84 in JWW reads:<br /><br />o9doj fanera a0gei ei0j taj tou Kurou kwmaj.<br /><br />I was confused because by my translation it was:<br />"A visible way leads to the villages of (the) Cyrus."<br /><br />What is the difference between saying "the Cyrus" and just saying "Cyrus"?
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to/ bibli/on a)fi=ktai

to/ bibli/on a)fi=ktai<br /><br />I'm so excited. I've just received Hansen & Quinn's Greek: An Intensive Course, the Greek equivalent of M&F. It looks great. If it's half as good as M&F it'll be something to treasure.
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Allen & Greenough's New Latin Grammar.

Please, someone, tell me that a fair majority of the information from pages 1 to 100 (approximately) is superfluous. It hurts trying to fit all that brick-a-brack into my brain... :-X :'(<br /><br />I am really only referring to the alternative declensional endings. And all the other irregularities to be remembered (There are quite a few!)
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Pompeiiana Newpaper Ceases

Very much saddened today when I picked up phone to order Pompeianna Newspapers for my classes. Dr. Barcio said they are "going out of business this month" but did reserve 25 copies per 9 issues from last year's crop of papers. I didnt order last year, so the rest of you who got them must have known about this already.<br /><br />He said they could not get an endowment from anyone to keep going. He ...
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Books online

Since this wonderful site hosts so many good scanned books, I believe that their downloading size becomes an issue for some people. However, choosen format, PDF, curently is not very appropriative for such goals. As I see it, PDF is designed as a mainly vector format to store computer-generated material, as opposed to the scanned material.<br /><br />Today, there exist a great new (relatively) digital format designed especially for storing scanned material in digital form ...
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Inscription "ANDG" at Jesuit school

A friend of mine recently saw above a door at a Jesuit school, the inscription \"ANDG\" and asked me what it meant. I guessed \"ad nostrum deo gloria\" but really had no idea. Do you know what this inscription stands for?<br />
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