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Cattulus 70

I'm a bit stuck on the last sentence, or more specificially on "mulier cupido". I understand what the line means, it's not that hard but I don't understand how these 2 nominatives relate to each other. Should I simply read it as "the woman's desire"? If so, why is a genitive not used? Anyway, here is the poem:

Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle
quam mihi, non si se Iuppiter ipse petat.
Dicit: sed ...
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Scanning line 1.9


I am not sure if I have scanned the following verse -- line 1.9 -- correctly:

Lhtou=j kai\ Dio\j ui(o/j. o( ga\r basilh=i xolwqei\j

- - | - u u | - u u | - u u | - u u | - -

I am doubtful about the third foot because of the pause in the verse.


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Phaedo by Plato

Latin Scholars,

I am a student in my first semester in the study of Latin.

My particular class is focusing primarily on the translation of Latin to English. Therefore, I cannot translate English to Latin very well at all.

Could anyone help me out with the translation of the following phrase from The Phaedo by Plato.

"To use words wrongly is not only a fault in itself, it also creates evil in the soul."

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printing JWW's dictionary

I attempted to print a part of JWW's illustrated dictionary but the print ended up so small that I'd have to be desperate to use it.
I would like to use it before derperation sets in.
Is there some way to manipulate 'something' to increase the printing size?
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Imperative adjectives?

I've been wndering, are there forms for commanding someone to be something? For example, test-taking tips:

Be confident
Be calm
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The Latin Alphabet

Could I get a list of the letters of the Latin Alphabet and each letter's pronunciation (id est: a=ah,b=beh, etc.), or a link to a page with audio files of letter pronunciation? I would greatly appreciate it because I have yet to find any page on the internet with it listed.
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Pharr: Lesson 15, trans. (G-E), #3


It appears that the Homeric board has been a tad quiet of late. Time to rouse it up!

In Lesson 15, trans. (G-E), #3, we have the following clause:

to\n ga\r basileu\j )Atrei/dhj e)xo/lwsen (for the king, son of Atreus, enraged him)

Does not the verb in the clause take a dative object? If so, should it not be tw|= instead of to/n?

Thank you,


P.S. How is the diaeresis represented in SPIonic?
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bibliotheca antiquitatum

SEE NOW http://phileleutherus.fortunecity.co.uk/Booklist1.html

Over the last few months I have, as is my wont, being buying more classics books. Since I posted the last list I have had some interesting comments on some of the items therein (albeit primarily by the list's being picked up on google), and I thought the much updated version of the collection might be of interest to some, however few. Cheers.


Liddell & Scott - ...
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Balloon Club Motto

I would like to create a motto for our Hot Air Ballooning club. Stealing from Descartes, I would like to say: "I am safe; therefore, I am".

My assumption is that the word Incolumis is closer than Salus regarding the meaning I would like to convey. Would "Incolumis Ego Sum" be correct?

Any help would be appreciated.

Austin, Texas
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