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A Quick Translation Attempt

I'm trying to translate this into Latin:

"Since that day when Marius the Great defeated the Dragon of Ravenna, its spirit has ever protected our family."

Is this correct?

Ab die ipso ubi Marius Magnus Serpentum Ravennae vicerat, eius spiritus familiam nostram semper protexit.

Are there other, perhaps better ways to say "since"? or clearer word orders?
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Salvete, amici!

I was overjoyed when I discovered this website and its amazing forum. I love languages, but I just started Latin this past semester. Knowing Italian and German, Latin seems a beauteous synthesis of the two in some ways, bearing the Romantic loveliness of Italian, and yet retaining the delightful complexity of grammar as is also possessed by German. And yet it's a completely different tongue, with its own idiosyncrasies and organizations like nothing ...
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Iliad 1:161

A few times I have been alerted to the fact that the dative case can show possession.
When I was reading Iliad 1:161, I Thought; "Aha! I know why moi is dative, it is a prize to me, ie; my prize.
The footnote in Pharr however indicates that the dative is to show that the thing is done to its (moi) disadvantage or advantage.
Here is the line: kai\ dh/ moi ge/raj au)to\j a)fairh/sesqai a)peilei=j, ...
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How to link to a specific Textkit PDF page

Hi everyone,

We've made some changes to where and how we deliver our PDFs. You are now encouraged, in the forum only, to link to specific PDF pages as a convenient way to reference any single PDF page. Before linking, please read this entire thread to learn about some very important linking guidelines.

Here's how to link to a specific PDF page:

And here's how to create the link:
1. First open the file ...
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the form "epistasthai"

I am wondering if this form can possibly be aorist infinitive middle of "ephiste^mi" in a first century or later text. The grammar books say that "histe^mi" does not have a second aorist middle form. Yet Perseus identifies one meaning of both "stasthai" and "epistasthai" as aorist infinitive middle of "ephiste^mi". Is this a logistics glitch, or a true fact? Thanks in advance for any help.
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A group exercise...

Hey all,

We all know that the inflected nature of Latin makes certain letters very commonly the last on words (e.g. 's' in 2nd dec. masc. nom. sing. and also in 1st/2nd dec. masc./fem/nt. dat./abl. pl. ) and consequently some letters very rarely end words or perhaps, as I want you to find out, never.

Basically, I would like examples of Latin words that end in each letter of the alphabet. I should stress at ...
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Classics and Cultural Greatness

Am I the only Classicist who cringes at statements like this?
...works older than two millennia which portray the fragility, flippancy, resolve and, ultimately, the meaning of the human condition; works whose very existence up until the modern day is testament to the breadth and depth of the subjects dealt with therein; works whose linguistic beauty far surpasses anything that has been written subsequently or, doubtless, will be

Please!!! The ancient Greeks and Romans were ...
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Iliad & Odyssey PDF pirate version :P

Isn't the original Greek text in the public domain anyway? I thought it's just translations and notes on the text (including footnotes and all of Perseus' cross-referencing, links to lexicon entries etc) which are under copyright...
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nosmet temet etcet.

I so very often see these words and I understand they are contraction of nos and te with met, but what exactly do they mean? they often seem to be accompanied by ipse or one of its forms.
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re: confirmation of genitives (plural)


Question regarding nominatives: magister and magistra

(I) Regarding the genitive singular (masculine) word: <<magistri>>

Question: Is the genitive plural (masculine) spelled as <<magistrorum>> correct?

(II) Regarding the genitive singular (feminine) word: <<magistrae>>

Question: Is the genitive plural (feminine) spelled as <<magistrarum>> correct?

I think I am ninety-nine percent sure for both. I hope it's not magistorum and magistarum.

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