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Sed quia in civitate bellicosa...

Sed quia in civitate bellicosa plures Romuli quam Numae similes reges fore putabat iturosque ipsos ad bella, ne rege absente sacra neglegerentur, Iovi assiduum sacerdotem creavit qui 'flamen Dialis' appellatus est.

But because, amongst the warlike citizens, a greater number believed there should be kings similar to Romulus rather than to Numa and that they would themselves go to war, lest, in the absence of a king, they should neglect the sacred rites, they created ...
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sacris Iovis

Tum ad sacerdotes creandos animum advertis, quamquam ipse plurimis sacris, maxime sacris Iovis, praeerat. Sed quia in civitate bellicosa plures Romuli quam Numae similes reges fore putabat iturosque ipsos ad bella, ne rege absente sacra neglegerentur, Iovi assiduum sacerdotem creavit qui 'flamen Dialis' appellatus est.

I'm perplexed by the phrase '..maxime sacris Iovis, praeerat' '...even though he himself most of all was foremost - then 'sacris' - with sacrifices ? and then for some reason ...
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Pronunciation Question

In the ecclesiastical or Italian pronunciation how do you say "ita" or "quia"?

I've heard some conflicting things.

ita = it (as in english) or a long i?
same question for quia - long or short i?

Thanks!
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quia aliquando nihil cum populo

Atque omnium primum ad cursus lunae in duodecim menses discripsit annum, additis Ianuario et Februario. Idem nefastos dies fastosque fecit, quia aliquando nihil cum populo agi utile futurum esset.

Livy (adapted by Orberg) again : The second sentence is tricky and is, I believe, pure Livy. Idem means also here or He also..... ?

This concerns the institution of feast days/ days of judicial decision (if there's an English phrase for this I don't ...
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regularity of vowel and consonant shifts?

I am memorizing vowel shifts in imp. ind. tenses (e+stem beginning in vowel), and labial/dental/palatal shifts in future act. and middle ind. Along with the pres. ind. tenses, that's all I know.

From what I can tell, some/all of the spelling changes ease what could otherwise be an awkward pronunciation. I have been memorizing these shifts as if they are (basically) regular for any form that has a e- prefix, or a labial/dental/palatal+s. I have ...
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Hello

Hello everyone,

I just joined and would like to introduce myself. I have been learning Latin through self-study, on and off, for about four years now. My studying has been much more “off” than “on”, and I estimate I have spent only about six or seven months actually learning. I am currently working through the first volume of Lingua Latina again and will read chapter XXXV today.

My most consistent and intensive period of study ...
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Numa omnium primum deorum...

Numa omnium primum deorum metum Romanis iniciendum esse ratus est. Qui cum descendere ad animos non posset sine aliquo divino miraculo, simulat sibi cum dea Egeria nocturnos sermones esse: 'eius monitu se sacra quae dis acceptissima essent instituere, et sacerdotes suos cuique deorum praeficere.'

I'm a little confused about some of the above.

I'm taking it that 'omnium primum' means that Numan was the first of all (the Kings?) and then we ...
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textlinguistics and Attic poetry/tragedy

cb wrote:hi, interesting about dik's tragic word order - after having studied her earlier paper giving stats on word shapes in iambic tri (oh, i was going to link to my site http://www.freewebs.com/mhninaeide where i summarised this info, but my site has been deleted apparently, oh well) i got really excited when i saw dik's book on tragic word order in a bookstore in rome - i bought it and ...
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Proper nouns, Greek to English

Not a huge issue--but it would help me a little. I have tried a few google and textkit searches without luck. In fact, the searches are better at coming up with vocabulary lists without proper nouns!

Is there a list of only proper nouns, Greek and English? Historical and fictional people and deities, places, that sort of thing. I do not need a whole dictionary, but if I could see maybe 50 or 100 common ...
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Anyone for Wilson&Vlachos 1st John Workbook starting 8/1/14

Wilson and Vlachos 1st John Workbook:
http://www.bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/a-workbook-for-new-testament-greek/335130
used: http://www.amazon.com/Workbook-New-Testament-Greek-Exegesis/dp/0801048125
It is meant for the beginning student, and is suggested for use by students midway through an introductory course, or to be used at an accelerated rate in the final weeks of an introductory course.
"The assignments assume the student has already progressed through lesson 15 of Machen's grammar, lesson 28 of Wenham's grammar, or chapter 23 of Mounce's grammar." ...


 

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