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Horace, Sat. II, 3, lines 27-30

Context: the speaker is discussing the ways of illnesses.

emovit veterem mire novus, ut solet, in cor
traiecto lateris miseri capitisve dolore,
ut lethargicus hic cum fit pugil et medicum urget.

Translation: And yet,
the new dislodges the old marvelously, as commonly occurs,
when a pain of the side or head of a sick person, is transferred to the heart,
as when here a drowsy patient becomes a boxer and attacks the ...
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The word ἐπιούσιος is found in the Lord’s Prayer. Both Matthew 6: 11 and Luke 11: 3 have the exactly same wording “τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον”.

What can we say for certain about ἐπιούσιος—and what is merely air? Can we approach this etymologically from the (feminine) participle of εἶναι? I am given to understand that it’s all but a ἅπαξ λεγόμενον. Why would Luke and Matthew opt to use so rare a word? Or ...
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Please recommend book on Roman government and religion

I'm reviewing to prepare for the Praxis test for Latin, to become a teacher of Latin in the US schools.

Could you recommend one or two books that cover Roman culture, and particularly that cover the following two study topics for the test?

"Be familiar with Roman government and civic life (e.g. cursus honorum, legal system, etc.)"

"Be familiar with Roman religion and religious practices (e.g. polytheism, ritual sacrifice, Lares et Penates, etc.)"

Finding quantities


Does anyone know of a reliable way to find quantities for less common words? L&S is certainly good for the vast majority of problems, but right now I have to add macra to a large amount of text and sometimes I don't know where to search, especially if it's a noun that falls out of Classical usage.

I do understand that this somewhat begs the question that if it's not available in Classical Latin ...
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Greek and Latin Summer School, UCC, Ireland

June 19th – August 10th 2017

For the 18th year running, the Department of Classics at UCC offers an intensive
8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose ...
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προοριζω in Plutarch

Trying to figure out the sense of προοριζω in the following passage. Wondering if people whose Greek is better than mine can elucidate.

ὁ μὲν οὖν κοινὸς οὕτω προωρίσθω καιρός: οὓς δὲ παρέχουσιν αὐτοὶ πολλάκις οὐ χρὴ προΐεσθαι τὸν κηδόμενον φίλων ἀλλὰ χρῆσθαι: καὶ γὰρ ἐρώτησις ἐνίοις καὶ διήγησις καὶ ψόγος; ὁμοίων ἐφ᾽ ἑτέροις ἢ ἔπαινος ὥσπερ ἐνδόσιμον εἰς παρρησίαν ἐστίν. οἷον ἐλθεῖν Δημάρατον εἰς Μακεδονίαν λέγουσι καθ᾽ ὃν χρόνον ἐν διαφορᾷ πρὸς τὴν γυναῖκα ...
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Greek dictionary shortcuts for my browser

I have the following search shortcuts defined for Chrome. I'm on OS X, and have a hotkey to switch to the Greek polytonic keyboard quickly, so I can just type a word into my browser to look it up. So if I want to find the forms of λύω, I type the following into my browser bar:

lg λύω (or λγ λύω)

To copy any of these, go to Settings, Manage Search Engines. Use whatever ...
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Poll: Iliad A11 οὕνεκα τὸν Χρύσην

I thought that we could take our next step in creating the definitive Textkit edition of Homer.

A poetic oddity

In a list of Latin oddities I found an elegaic couplet in 4 words: "perturbabantur Constantinopolitani / innumerabilibus sollicitudinibus".
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