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Oratio in Catilinam Tertia

Section 10. The letter to Catiline urging him to bring his army to Rome and for the Allobroges to bring their cavalry, having been intercepted at the Mulvian Bridge, is being read to the conspirators in the Senate.

Hanc autem Cethego cum ceteris controversiam fuisse dixerunt quod Lentulo et aliis Saturnalibus caedem fieri atque urbem incendi placeret, Cethego nimium id longum videretur.

("(The Allobroges) said, however, that this dispute was between Cethegus and the others ...
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Περὶ τῆς Σπίνης

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Μέρος τῆς Ἰταλίας ἐν τῷ τῶν παλαιῶν Ῥωμαίων χρόνῳ

Τίς ἐστιν Σπῖνα; Σπῖνα ἦν Ἰταλικὴ πόλις ἐγγὺς τῆς Φερραρίας. Ἐγεννήθην μὲν ἐγὼ ἐν Φερραρίᾳ, οὐ δ' ἔστιν ἡ Φερραρίᾳ ἐν τῷ πίνακι, ὡς παλαιτέρῳ ὄντι. Πολλοὶ δὲ συγγραφεῖς ἔγραψαν περὶ αὐτῆς. Ὁ δὲ Διονύσιος Ἀλεξάνδρου Ἁλικαρνᾱσσεὺς ἔγραψεν ὅτι τινὲς τῶν παλαιῶν Πελασγῶν εἰς ἐκείνην τὴχ χώραν ὑπὸ τοῦ ἀνέμου πεμφθέντες, ἔκτισαν τὴν πόλιν·
ὑπὸ δὲ νοτίου πνεύματος καὶ ἀγνοίας τῶν τόπων μετεωρότεροι ἐνεχθέντες καὶ ...
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Strange automatic (Google) translations

I put Google's autotranslater into English to Latin mode, and input

the cat said "miaow".

and it translated that as

Catus ait, "meteorologistus".

It looks like that Google's autotranslater needs more teaching here.
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University of Texas Summer Intensive Greek Course

Hello Everyone,

Has anyone here ever attended this course, or know anything about its quality? Does anyone know how much it costs? While I do plan to contact the program directly to find out the cost, I was interested in knowing if anyone has any experience with it or has heard anything about it. From what I understand, the course meets five hours a day for ten weeks, and successful course completion results in 12 ...
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rettuli vs. retuli

Hello,

Does anyone have an idea where the first of these two forms, rettuli, comes from? I think rettuli is quite strange, and the extra t between the prepositional re- and the perfect stem tuli- is a bit weird. The fact is that a dictionary actually says that rettuli is the normal form, and can also be written as retuli!

Greetings,
GJC
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Question about use of perfect/ imperfect

I'm using Henle (a very old fashioned course from the forties) to revive what's left of the Latin I learned at school. In Henle's second year Latin is the following English to Latin translation exercise:

Caesar often burned the towns which he had taken
My translation: Caesar oppida quae capiebat (alternatively occupabat) saepe incendebat.
The answer key gives: Caesar oppida quae ceperat saepe incendit.

And

The mountains across which Caesar often led his forces separate ...
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questions about verbal aspect and deponency

well, I dont know whether this question is discussed already or out of topic, but please allow me to proceed. because these are two of many things that disturbed me the most in learning greeks

what I want to ask is these two question;
whether anything concerning verbal aspect theory(VAT)
and the validity of deponency as a category is important at all in learning greek?

I am just learning the language, focusing in the biblical/koine ...
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Spina in Greek

Hi,

What's the name of the ancient city of Spina in Greek?
I could find only the dative Σπινῆτι in Dionysius of Halicarnassus
http://heml.mta.ca/lace/sidebysideview2/7899798


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Salvete omnes!

Salvete! I am a self-confessed Rome buff currently residing in London (or, Londinium, as I prefer to say) and indeed have done some Latin, that is, though I am by no means a classicist. I have joined the forum to brush up on my Latin and also to learn ancient Greek too, as I have always loved those Greek epics and tragedies but had not a chance to actually learn them.

I would appreciate all ...
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Open Library Hundreds (Thousands?) of Greek/Latin Books

Haven't seen anything about this posted here at textkit. I discovered the "open library" which is a part of the internet archive. The difference is that this model allows the "borrowing" of digital editions of texts which are not available as "pre-1923" pdf downloads. That is, you can borrow pdf (and epub) versions of many texts which are still in copyright (much like you could borrow a physical book from a library). It appears to ...
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