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Is there a reasonably scholarly version of the Septuagint online? I couldn't find on on Perseus (!), and I need it for a Latin (?) paper dealing with Ovid's sources for the beginning of the Metamophoses.

Thanks all.
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Usefulness of Latin?

I'm almost through with two semesters of Latin. Now that I think about it, I'm not sure why I'm learning Latin as opposed to Spanish or French (Those are the three languages at my high school). I can't use Latin to communicate with anyone, and there isn't a large enough Latin community to justify writing in Latin.

I'm not Catholic and don't need to read the Bible or anything else in Latin. What is there ...
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Need help with a short translation.

"ego ipse tabernam, in quā habitō, servāre possum”

Here's my translation:
“I can look after the shop in which I live, myself. It seems stilted though, how about this:

I can look after the shop that I live in, myself.

"Statim ad viam, in qua taberna erat, festinavit: adeo cupiebat tabernam possidere."

He hurried at once to the street in which was the shop: he was desiring to own a shop so greatly. ...
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Ch. 35 sentence

Hello, all.

Ch. 35 S.A., # 11

In urbe nostra mihi contigit doceri quantum iratus Achilles Graecis nocuisset.
I translated, "In our city it fell to my lot to teach how much angry Achilles had injured the Greeks.

Is there any reason that the form "doceri" is used- "to be taught" instead
of the more english sounding "docere?"
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Phrase books

Wouldn't H.W. Auden's Greek Phrasebook (1899) and his translation of Meissner's Latin Phrasebook (1894) be useful additions to the site? Especially with people's growing interest in composition? Plus, as a group effort perhaps, a 'sticky' phrase guide each to Greek and to Latin on the Agora like Catherine Ball's Instant Old English (http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/ballc ... nt-oe.html)? I wish I were good enough to help, but truly neophytus sum...
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Help saying this

Forgive me, I do not speak Latin. I am English.
I am looking for a small sentence that sounds like Latin (typically sounding that is) for a song.

I was wondering how to say "Respect for the Pope" in Latin?
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Salvete omnes,

I was reviewing my vocabulary recently and I ran across the following two words:

Ludus, Ludi (m.) school
Ludi, Ludorum (gen pl.) (m.) games

Does the genitive plural of Ludus also mean games? I am very confused by these two words.

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Hi There! I'm a Beginner.


I am a teenager who has become very interested in Ancient Greek and Latin, so I have begun reading a few of the textbooks. Right now the only "phrase" I know is in Latin - quis custodiet ipsos custodes. However I have read the Odyssey in excerpt and know that story, and I am very familiar with Greek and Roman mythology. I'm interested in getting started here on the Forums ...
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Conjugating 3rd -io


i've started using the Verbix conjugator (http://www.verbix.com/languages/latin.shtml), and jolly useful it is too. i just happened to notice in passing recently that it conjugates the 2nd per. sing. pres. active ind. as -îs (that's a long 'i', if you can't see it). Try http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/go.asp?T1=facio&D1=9&H1=109&sourceid=Mozilla-search or http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/go.asp?T1=cacio&D1=9&H1=109&sourceid=Mozilla-search to see what i mean.

This is not what i see in such as D'Ooge or A&H. Is there some justification for it? Perhaps it's from some other ...
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haha this kid in school

In my school there is a depressed boy. He is 17, obese, smells terribly, and has some sort of speech impediment. I do indeed feel sorry for him, but I seldom speak to him as he is not a nice person really. A couple of years ago he wrote a poem to a girl whom he liked. It involved membral palpitations amongst other doings. He even now follows the same girl and her friends. They ...
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