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autumnitas Ostiae

Desperately trying to get the # of my posts up, I thought I'd post a bit of Minucius Felix's Octavius, an apologetical dialogue for Christianity--not that I'm in to that sort of thing--but because in the beginning it has some of the best naturalistic descriptions I've read in Latin. Also a cool description of skipping sea-shells.

He speaks first of the pleasure he had seeing a friend he hadn't seen in a while:

Igitur post ...
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Christmas songs-Latin style

Rudolphus Reno

reno erat Rudolphus,
nasum rubrum habebat;
si quando hunc videbas,
hunc candere tu dicas.

omnes renores alii
semper hunc deridebant;
cum misero Rudolpho
in ludo non ludebant.

Sanctus Nicholas dixit
nocte nebulae,
"Rudolphe, naso claro
nonne carum tu duces?"

tum renores clamabant,
"Rudolphe, delectus es?
cum naso rubro claro
historia descendes!"

Tinniat Tintinabulum

vives glacies, nox puertia!
risus decet nunc, decent carmina!
laetos iuvat nos ire per agros!
trahe fert velociter; cachinemus nos! ...
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Deflection of "How many hours do you study?" threa

Zhi has asked me to stop degrading him.
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Introducing me ...

Salvete omnes,
I have been lurking on this list for quite some time although I haven't yet posted to it. I have been meaning to learn Latin for quite some time, but my laziness and busy work-schedule at college conspired to delay me thus far. Now, I hope to start in earnest and use the winter break to attain at least rudimetary proficiency in this noble language so that I can start reading something in ...
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"Round up the usual suspects"

... is proving oddly difficult to put into Latin.

'Round up' is easy; an imperative, something like 'conlige'

'Suspects' presents a problem; I can't find an ordinary noun for 'suspect'. Hence I can't have an adjective 'usual' to agree with it.

My best so far is:

Conlige eos suetos suspectari
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from celsus de medicina

Pax vobis,

I'd like to please know if anyone can translate the word "condita" as used in Celsus' de Medicina. I have encountered various translations:

1. dried fruit
2. preserved fruit in general (dried, honeyed, salted)
3. specifically olives and grapes soaked in honey

Given that Celsus was writing a medical treatise, there must have been a need for great precision in the denotation of this word, and I was hoping someone might know.

Gratia ...
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Ow my radian

Could some one PLEASE explain perhaps with diagrams (I feel they may indeed be necessary) the reasons wherefore these values are. It has to do with pythagoras' theorem I know that and I also know that I should know this and there was a point a few weeks agone when steven showed me that I did know.


Many radians of thanks!
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Biblical Criticism Forum

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How do many hours a day do you study?

Hello all,

I have kept track of the time I spent studying for the last few months, and it turns out I study an average of 2 hours a day. It's usually an hour of German and an hour of Latin. This doesn't count reading books in my native language, English.

My question to y'all: How much language study do you do each day? Also, how much do you think one should study in order ...
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not fair

I am so bored! I have been kicked out of school for 2 days when I am nowadays so peaceful it's injustice. It's the second time now the people at cambridge will see it on my record and hate on me! I am not angry at the teacher really I pity him but it's the ridiculous nature of it all - you can kick some one in the face and get just a little detention. ...
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