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Teaching kids Latin

We homeschool my daughter who is going into 2nd grade this fall and I am trying to find a good beginners Latin program for her. I have no previous experience with Latin but have started D'Ooge (about 2 weeks ago). I am trying to get a head start on whatever program I get for her. Does anyone have experience (good or bad) with any of the childrens programs out there.

Thanks, in advance, for any ...
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plurimum in "De Re Rustica"


I'm reading Columella's De Re Rustica and I'm stuck on a sentence:

"Et quoniam hunc sexum custodiae et diligentiae assignaverat, idcirco timidiorem reddidit quam virilem. Nam metus plurimum confert ad diligentiam custodiendi."

And since he (a god) had assigned this sex (the female) carefulness and diligence, therefore he made it more timid than the male. For fear contributes to diligence with caring.

I have a few issues here; first of all, there's no direct ...
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learning Latin

Is there a good course that teaches Latin as well as how Mounce teaches beginners Greek? Such as an easy to learn book with a CD.
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I have it now!!

I have had Mounce's book and CD now for a couple of weeks. It is really good. The CD has been very handy. One thing I have noticed is that pronouncing Greek words do vary with different teachers. I have just tried to go with what Mounce has on his CD which means I have to change some things.

Mounce makes it very simple to understand. I love the way everything is set up. And ...
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kill philosophy

Art is love. Philosophy is loneliness. Philosophy only begins when Art is dead. Art is courage, strength, power, exhiliration. Philosophy is fear, weakness, regret, spite.
To make love to your lover is a form of Art. To think about it is a form of philosophy.
Every philosopher is the failed artist wishing to bring down the temple he cannot enter.
Plato burn´d his - unmourn´d - dramatic manuscripts & then try´d to manufacture Platonopolis to ...
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Happy Birthday

What would you say is the best way to say, "Happy Birthday!" in Latin? I'm not so sure of what I have come up with.
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This Must Be Settled.

I think many of us would agree that we cannot know anything about the physical world with absolute certainty. We can only know our mental realities with absolute certainty. We have to come to conclusions about this though.
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I saw this quote in someone's sig:

"Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est."--Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I am having a hard time making sense of it.

"Just as a sword kills no one, killing is the weapon"


that's the best I can do. :)
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JWW exercises, para 417, 419, 423, 425, 430, 432

a few more suggested renderings...

1 if you (sing.) want/need, go to the mountain
2 let the Greeks be gathered in the plain
3 do not send for the boats
4 urge Tissaphernes to send necklaces to the rulers with (and) bracelets and garments
5 let him proceed with the sword in his right hand
6 buy the supplies and accompany (us)
7 therefore go immediately with Cyrus to the market-place for the sake ...
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Cicero's De finibus


Does anyone know of a website with a translation of De finibus bonorum et malorum in English? It doesn't seem to be on Perseus, and while I've been able to find a lot of sites hosting the Latin original text, I haven't been lucky with an English translation.

More specifically, I'm looking for book II verses 45-47.

Gratias ago.

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