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Fabulae faciles

Is there any interest in a public domain or freely available edition of Ritchie's Fabulae faciles?
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greetings and salutations

First I was happy to be permitted to learn latin in a non-latin public school as a class, and then I found this site. I was introduced to latin in a small private school that tought it to all of the students. When the highschool shutdown I was forced to learn on my own. After several weeks of frustration of dealing with some of the more complex writting techniques I found this site and was ...
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Dative of possession

Good day Latin scholars and enthusiasts,

I am a Latin novice - and that's giving me a lot of credit - who would like anyone's assistance with the Dative of possession. Specifically, in contrast to the phrase "Soli Deo gloria" - To God alone the glory, I would like to add - "the shame is mine."

Now apparently the dative of possession places accent on the MINE part of the possession, which is fitting, but ...
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Use of possessive

Is there a definite rule about the use of "suus" Vs. "eius/eorum"? I must admit that these possessives confuse me somewhat. Let me give you an example.

Is it better to say:

Puellam ad litus adhibui ut suam pulchram faciem mirarer.


Puellam ad litus adhibui ut eius pulchram faciem mirarer?
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please help with short translation

What is the proper latin translation for "The Order of the Animator"

It is intended to be the name for a community of animation artists.
Thanks in advance!
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I'm glad I stumbled upon this site.I've been learning Latin on and off for years though with little application but I only started to get serious about a few years ago.I was turned on by a wonderful book written back in the '50s (since reprinted-many times I believe) called Poets in a Landscape by Gilbert Highet.I can't recommend it too highly.He can get you so excited about the author you are desperate to go ...
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ablative use confusion

I'm translating Hyginus' Fabulae and I've come across an ablative use that's giving me trouble:

Hi propter solitudinem cum vivere non possent, petiverunt ab Iove, ut aut homines daret aut eos pari calamitate adficeret.

It's the final "calamitate" that's giving me the problem. I think. So far I've gotten something like:

"Because they could not live in solitude, they begged Jove so that he either gave people or gave them the power to produce ...
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What kind of metres does catullus use? I Know vergil uses Dactylic hexameter, phaedrus iambic hexameter and horace a lot of them.
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'Man is the Measure' in Greek

Any idea where I can find the original Greek for Protagoras' statement:

Of all things the measure is Man: of things that are, how they are, and of things that are not, how they are not.

If the full quotation cannot be found: does anyone know at least which word for 'man' was used?
Was it a)/nqrwpoj (implying Man as opposed to god(s)/animals)?
...or a)nh/r (implying Man as opposed to Woman)?
...or some other?
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marginally less of a stranger now...

Having just posted a thread asking for help on a rather obscure project, I took the time to browse among the forum elements....and I shall be back...wherelse could you find rhetorics and philosophers discussing the inverse properties of a donut!
God I love humanity.

Though being a pantheist omnivore I realise that it is a God eat God world.

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