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Howdy! I just joined.

Glad to be here.
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dis?

What does "dis" mean in this sentance:
"Dis meam fortunam committo."
I have no clue what it means, I don't think I've ever seen it before. I'm sure somebody here should know. Thanks in advance.
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kopos kopon luei

In my reader there is a saying that goes like this; ko/poj ko/pon lu/ei
I think I get the drift but I am not sure.
Toil dissolves toil.
In other words doing the toil now prevents hardship later. Is that right?
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The Words of a Math Division.

h(miseia moi=ra/ e)sti to\ e(\n toi=n duoi=n.I think this sentence means 'one (part) divided by two is a half part.
But what does toi=n mean.
And what is the form duoi=n.

Thank you.

Edit. I figured it out: toi=n and duoi=n.
Dual Genitive of the article and of du/o.
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Help needed with this Latin text

Hi,

Could anyone give me a translation of the following -- I have only just started Latin (still at the amo, amas, amat level), and this is beyond me, but I really need to know what this means:

"Quo docetur quatenus Coelestium prognosticorum significatione procedant. Et quod voluntas solius hominis propria illis nequaquam subjiciatur: modo sensuum titillationibus, & cupiditatum illectamentis non acquieuerit."

Note -- From a sixteenth century English book, so the Latin may be ...
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Struggling Librarian

Hi all,
I've have been asked to put the following into Latin. "To ensure higher education to the citizenry". Between the English-Latin Dictionary and the suggestions of a few other librarians I have the following:

"Fidem eruditionis superioris civitati dare"

Am I close? Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Regards
Dennis Krieb
Director, Reid Memorial Library
Lewis & Clark Com. College
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intro

Just saying hello. My name is Chris Parks and I'm a student at Santa Rosa (CA) Junior College. I'm in the process of applying to Berkeley for next fall as a Classical Languages major.

I'm in the second semester of the Latin program here at SRJC and also studying Greek and Hebrew via the college's independant studies program (the main religious studies instructor is a Gk and Hb whiz and has been tutoring me).

My ...
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Why bother with Latin?

Ok ok - I am being a bit tongue in cheek here. I understand and accept the arguments from all sides about the virtues of learning one of the classic languages, be it Latin or Greek or Sanscrit for that matter.

It's also something I am firmly committed to and I'm studiously working my way through Wheelock and Moreland & Fleischer, dipping occasionally into D'Ooge.

I get that.

The real question is, is there a ...
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Is this positive or negative

ou)k e)/xomen h(mei=j, w(/sper kai\ u(mei=j, oi)=kon me/giston
Does this sentence mean: We do not have the biggest house, like you do.
Or does it mean: We, just like you, do not have the biggest house.

Is it possible for a word like me/giston to be used to emphasise the size?
In other words, can it mean -very big- rather than -the biggest-?
In English this is quite common.
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Akropolis World News (in Attic Greek)

Annis mentioned this a few times before, but I'm reposting the URL because it's a nice little service.

Akropolis World News in Attic Greek. Updated every few days:

http://www.akwn.net/

There is a similar service available in Latin, courtesy Radio Finland:

http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/
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