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Hi, my name is Tim and I live in the UK, some 45 miles west of London.

I am really glad to have found this site. I've recently become inspired to finally get to grips with Latin and have set out to learn independently. It's great to share these things with like minded people.

I was lucky enough to be taught Latin between the ages of 10/11 and 16, but was unfortunately too ignorant to ...
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Latin limericks ?

Since someone thought a good jokes thread was appropriate here, I'll extend the thread a bit and ask if anyone knows any good limericks or other funny poems in Latin. I'm familiar with Grant Legman's books on limericks in which he includes such prosodic wonders as "Nantucketensis ridebat..." and a few others. Thomas Campion wrote an interesting Latin ode to his penis in which he lamented his lack of "exercise" of it when he was ...
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Please, help with Commentariolum petitionis

Hello to all,
I am reading the Commentariolum petitionis, (The Handbook of Elections) a great little work, probably written by Quintus Cicero, Marcus' brother. He describes all the ropes of an electoral campaign in Rome (great read, anyway). There is a phrase which I find rather difficult to translate. Quintus is talking about sodalitates, kind of associations used for electoral purposes. These were on the edge of legality and in fact were made illegal some ...
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Learning Latin

Hi guys . Well , i was wondering what is the best way to learn latin ?

I'm a big fan of greek and roman fiction and that's one of the reasons that made me decide to learn latin . I bought i software ( the rosseta stone ) to help me learn the language . I admit it's really hard and confusing as for me it's a far cry from my own native tongue ...
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Collar Daniel Ex 109

I try Collar Daniel English-Latin exercises and have a problem

English: The girl signs for the weary soldier is praised.

Latin: Puella militi defesso cantat et laudatur.
Puella quae militi defesso cantat laudatur.
or I am wrong and the sentence should be translated else
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I was wandering if anyone could help me translate

"Into your hands at last I have come vanquished. Where I know I must die, so that in myself alone it might be proven how deep the sword bites into conquered flesh"

Into latin for a project that im doing at the moment.

Into your hands-Veni sodes attrecto

But I know that's wrong :s the tenses are wrong.
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Hi, i don't actually take latin but im trying to teach myself at the moment. I'm slowly getting somewhere.

Latin is such a beautiful language and i first got into it through an english essay. It was a creative writting piece and i set it in Old England and many of the characters had to speak latin so i chose to learn it and since then i've continued to try and teach myself.

I'm into ...
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What are the Latin words for the following:


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Translation help

I'm learning latin from the "teach yourself beginner's latin" book, and I have trouble when it comes to translating from english to latin because of the word order. Can you please check them for me?

-Paul is walking in the wood. The mule is walking with Paul. The mule is not carrying Paul but the sack. Paul is tired and the mule is slow. The mule does not like the wood. The mule watches the ...
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Greek word list

The Greek word list for English and Welsh AS level exams is available at


in a handy pdf file. Select Eton in Action from the first menu and Greek Project from the second.

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