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D'ooge EX. 39/40

Hello all,

I am new to Latin, new to D'ooge and new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone would be able to clarify something for me in Exercises 39 and 40.

In Exercise 39 Part I Number 1, it asks for the English translation of "Diana est dea", which I translate as "Diana is a goddess". In the Latin version, why is dea, which is the object of the sentence, in nominative singular ...
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Composition Books - thumbs up or thumbs down

I thought I would start off a new thread to hopefully get minds back onto more sutiable 'open board' discussions...

With the posting of North and Hillard's Latin Prose Composition my mind is once again on composition books and their current and historical use in Greek and Latin educations.

I would be curious to know more about how and where composition books are currently used in schools. I would think that from about 1885 to ...
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Mystery letter

I know some of the Medieval letters are a bit unusual, but does anybody know what the symbol that looks like a cursive, lower-case Z is? I see it every now and then in Medieval Latin and am trying to remember. It is the reason why "videlicet" was shortened to "viz"... that's all I can remember.
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Ch 31 1000 basiorum

The last three lines have got me baffleissimused.

11. conturbabimus illa, ne sciamus,
12. aut ne quis malus invidere possit
13. cum tantum sciat esse basiorum

11. We will jumble those things (what things?), so that we may not know,
12. nor so that someone may cast an evil eye,
13. when he may know so many kisses to be..

As you can see I haven't a clue what it means.

iuvate me!

Phil
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Ch 31 Ringo

The book asks 'What effect might the poet be hoping to achieve by so widely separating noun (anulos) and adjective (senos)? To which my only reply can be 'Dunno'. Maybe to make the reader wait to find out what it is that you can have six of on each finger and not put away at night. What can you have? The mind boggles.
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raw_preverb

I was on Perseus, checking out what form pro/es (Iliad 1:127) is and it said: "aor imperat act 2nd raw_preverb.
I don't have any idea what 'raw_preverb' means. Can someone tell me please?

Thank you.
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NEW GREEKSTUDY GROUP USING FIRST GREEK BOOK

Hi folks:

There a new group staring up (in early Feb.) on the greekstudy list (now on vlists, since the old Colorado list has been deleted). We will be using John Williams White's First Greek Book.

Some of the details have yet to be fleshed out, but I have posted some *preliminary* info on some web pages:

http://www.geocities.com/firstgreekbook/

There's info on the website about subscribing to the list if ...
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Saddam Caught

Watching the news I see that the US has caught Saddam Hussein.

One of the US spokesmen said at the beginning of his speech, "We got him". It reminded me of Cicero's speech which the orator began, "They're dead." :)
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Can 'U' always be substituted for 'V'?

I recently learned that 'U' can be substituted for a 'V' in some latin words to make them more understandable to a modern reader.
So if i changed: "malum diluere" into "malum dilVere" Would it still have the same translation? (to dissolve evil)
I know this sounds like a very stupid question but to be fair, im a very stupid guy.
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The Latin Project

I would like to announce the opening of my website along with the first program I have created, the noun paradigm generator. By simple specifying the principle parts, the generator will construct the entire declension in all forms (and yes, it does count syllables to account for the genitive pl. 3rd declension):

Noun Paradigm Generator:
http://www.thelatinproject.z-script.net/index.php?page=generator_noun

Home page:
http://www.thelatinproject.z-script.net/

Hopefully this will be useful for someone out there. The next two projects are generators for ...
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