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Καταστερισμοὶ ἢ Ἀστροθεσίαι

Οἱ Καταστερισμοὶ ἢ αἱ Ἀστροθεσίαι ἐπιγραφή ἐστι βίβλῳ ἐχούσῃ τοὺς περὶ τῶν τε ἀστέρων καὶ τῶν ἀστερισμῶν μύθους, τοὺς τῶν παλαιῶν Ἑλλήνων. Αὕτη δὲ ἡ βίβλος λέγεται εἶναι ἐπιτομὴ ἐν τῷ πρώτῳ μετὰ Χριστὸν ἀιῶνι συλλεγμένη μείζους τεύχους τινὸς ὃ Ἐρατοσθένης ὁ ἔνδοξος ἀστρονόμος ἔγραψεν. Ἐν δὲ τοῖς μέλλουσιν μησὶν ἐπιθυμῶ φωνῇ μεγάλῃ ἀναγιγνώσκειν πᾶσαν τὴν βίβλον ἠχωγραφὰς ποιῶν. Καὶ δὴ καὶ εὑρήσομαι πίνακας ἵνα δεικνύω τοὺς περὶ τῶν ἀστέρων μύθους, γράφων ὑπομνήματά τινα.
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Devictis Sabinis


Devictis Sabinis, cum in magna gloria magnisque opibus regnum Tulli ac tota res Romana esset, nuntiatum regi patribusque est 'in monte Albano lapides de caelo cecidisse.' Etiam vox ingens ex summo monte audita Albanos monuisse dicitur 'ut patrio ritu sacra facerent.' Nam, velut dis quoque simul cum patria relictis, Albani aut Romana sacra susceperant aut fortunae irati cultum reliquerant deorum. ...
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Evangeline before Virgil

I have a way to go with LLPSI before I'll be ready for Virgil. Since the hexameter of Virgil (or Homer, for that matter) takes some getting used to for a native english speaker, I've begun using Longfellow's Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie, the most widely read english epic in dactylic hexameter, as a training aid. Has anyone else used Evangeline to train his or her ear to poetic hexameter?
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I Tatti Library

Does anyone have any idea how difficult Renaissance Latin is?

Harvard's I Tatti library publish a lot of this (much of it for the first time in modern times I believe).

See http://www.hup.harvard.edu/results-list.php?collection=1145.
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Principes Albanorum in patres legit

This from Orberg Cap XLIII describes how the Alabani contributed to the senate:

Principes Albanorum in patres legit, ut ea quoque pars rei publicae cresceret, et senatui ita ab se aucto curiam aedificavit, quae 'curia Hostilia' usque ad patrum nostrorum aetatem appellata est.

He appointed the Albani leaders to the senate, in order to increase that part of the state, and onto the senate, increased by him in this way, he built the Curia ...
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There is a papyrus, somewhere in Berlin, numbered 9569, and it's the source for Alc.Supp.1-3. How is the papyrus best cited?
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conspectus aliorum renovabat lacrimas

From Orberg LLPSI Cap XLIII

Iam continens agmen migrantium impleverat vias, et conspectus aliorum renovabat lacrimas, vocesque etiam miserabiles exaudiebantur, mulierum praecipue, cum templa augusta ab armatis occupata praeterirent ac velut captos relinquerent deos.

Already an unbroken line of refugees had filled the streets, and the sight of others renewed the weeping, and indeed pitiable cries could be heard, mostly of women, when they passed by the venerable temple, taken by armed men, and given ...
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Gentlemen, deep from within the manuscript vaults of the British Library, I present you with the Φληάδος.

Μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ ταφιηϊάδεω κάμβροιο οὐλομένην, ἥ μύρια φληοῖς ἄλγε' ἔθηκε Πολλὰς τὲ στουτὰς ψυχὰς ἀΐδι προΐαψεν...

It goes on through book Σ.
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hi. :)

what is the dictionary form (finite present indicative singular) of katante^santes ?
I think it is the aorist participle of katantao^, but what is its root verb ?
kata + anti + what ?
In the intermediate Liddell&Scott, I could find, in the antao^ article, that aor.1 was anta^sa,
but I couldnt make sure if there was another form ante^sa (for katante^santes).
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lost the point of view in an indirect discourse passage

Suetonius, Divus Iulius, 17

Context: In the controversy following the rout of Catiline, informers are suggesting that Julius Caesar himself
was one of the conspirators. Caesar needs to squelch this incipient McCarthyism.

id uero Caesar nullo modo tolerandum existimans, cum inplorato Ciceronis testimonio quaedam se de coniuratione ultro ad eum detulisse docuisset, ne Curio praemia darentur effecit;

Caesar, thinking this must not be endured, when he implored Cicero for his testimony that ...
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