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Latin translation in math

In a calculus course I came across a latin phrase that puzzelled me.
The phrase was "omnia linae" and was translated as all lines. The context of the phrase fits well for the translation of the feminine noun linea (geometric line, perpendicular) and I know that omnis is a third declension adjective. Shouldn't the phrase be either "omnia lina" or "omnes linae"? :?
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epi + genitive

epi + genitive

How can this logically denote motion towards a place? The genitive case took on the ablative I thought...

The only suggestion I've heard is that this use is like the use of the genetive to show something that somebody touches, aims for etc. The cases of epi + genitive I've come across have to a certain extent had a sense of making for the place (ep' oikou for instance)

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Textkit Competitions

The Ides of March competition seems like a great idea. As it says, it will encourage donations and promote interest in textkit.

But why wait until March? Surely it would be better to have more regular smaller competitions? How about essay/article competitions? These would stimulate interest even more, and rapidly increase textkit's content. One of the problems seems to be getting to people to visit the site regularly. I think this would help a lot. ...
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Help:Latin quotes combined with problem of German.

Kant wrote in his 'Der Streit der Fakutitaeten/Eigentuemlichkeit der medizinischen Fakultaet (page A23)', that government concerns itself with the medical faculty, in order that "...zweitens, dass es keine Afteraezte gebe (kein ius impune occidendi, nach dem Grundsatz: fiat experimentum in corpore vili)".

I can not catch the meaning of this sentence.
First, about Latin:
ius impune occidendi and fiat experimentum in corpore vili
Where are they from?

Second, about the whole sentence. Does it mean: ...
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aedes (aedis), is?

I'm a bit confused over this entry:
aedēs (aedis), is, f., temple

1) Why is aedis within parenthesis? Is it the genitive declension?
2) Am I declining this correctly?

I hate Latin dictionaries...

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question about Homeric

How many written texts are there in Homeric? Is Homer the only recovered author who used this language, or are there other less-known writers?

loci antiqui #7

I'm working through "cicero on war" (l.a. #7) and the last sentence of the first paragraph is confusing me:

Quare potest intellegi nullum bellum esse iustum nisi quod aut rebus repetitis geratur aut ante denuntiatum sit.

I have:
Wherefore I have realized that no war can be just unless either (it is born by the thing being returned to) or it is declared officially beforehand.

It's the part in parentheses that I can't seem to ...
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Advice on Learning Classical Languages

Hi, I just joined this forum and have a question about learning Greek. I have read before, though not on this site, that it would be best to learn Latin before learning Greek if you speak only English. However I would rather learn Greek first because my main goal in learning classical languages is to read the New Testament in its original language. Is it really necessary to learn Latin before learning Greek? I appreciate ...
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I think, therefore I am dangerous

Hi! I know that "cogito ergo sum" means "I think, therefore I am", but I was wondering how to say "I think, therefore I am dangerous". I would be really grateful for any help. Thanks in advance!
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Looking for a Study Abroad Program

Someone just came onto my site and asked for me to refer them to a study abroad program for Latin. You can read the specifics below, and respond either here or on my site:

I'm interested in Latin and have been trying to find a study abroad program that teaches Latin. Any suggestions or ideas? I'm in Latin 101 this semester and loving it! I'm very interested in speaking Latin, but it is not emphasized ...
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