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magnus vs. multus


I am trying to translate "energetic star." The first obvious choice, stella energetica, seems to me to be a "false friend" because the energeticus (from del Col's neo-latin dictionary) refers to "energy (adj.)" (refering to energy as a property) not to "energetic" (refering to amount of energy).

Therefore I am thinking about translating "energetic" as either one of two genitives: magnae energiae or multae energiae. Now, I am wondering which of these two is ...
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Vowel lengthening

Reading Califf's Latin Meter and Verse Composition and surprised by the talk of 'lengthened vowels': surely it is the syllable and not the vowel that is long in virtue of the vowel's position? Is this merely impræcicely expressed or am I missing something?
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sui, yet again

Note to readers: this is a trial effort. I'm posting it to see if any of it is correct!

Boethius, Consolation..., Book 2, Prosa VI

The context is a philosophical argument: Philosophia teaches that office and official power are not good in themselves. For in fact, we see that evil men often hold official power. If offices were good in themselves by nature, then they wouldn't be possessed by bad men.

Ita cum pessimos plerumque ...
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"Iri" is the passive infinitive of "ire". What exactly does this mean, and how can it be used? I've had a hard time with the concept of a passive "to go", and Wheelock's didn't mention it at all save for supplying "itum" in the principal parts of "eo", and with forming the future passive infinitive, but it came up in my reading today. I was able to understand the sense of the clause without knowing ...
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Nomen dei Vulcani

Vulcanus erat deus ignis Romanorum. Vide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdal%C3%A6gon , ubi dicitur nomen "Vulcanus" venisse de Indoeuropeano Commune verbo wlqwos, id est "lupus", ignis nam vorat ut lupus.

Et vide verbum "ulces" (Anglice ulcer), ulcus vorat ut lupus.
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differences between spoken and written Ancient Greek

Scribo wrote:John, that is a good question and I think the best way to answer it would be to briefly state the situation and expand the question. Which Greek? The thing is you've got several Greek dialects spread over various territories, within those you have several sociolects too. Even within a tightly bound group there is a considerable variation in register of speech. Then bear in mind you have the problem of time.

Our evidence is ...

Hello from the Frigid Midwest

Hello all,

I have been frequenting Textkit for over four years now, and it has been an invaluable resource and supplement to my undergraduate education in Classics. I graduated in 2013, and am biding my time before I send off the application to graduate school. I hope here to continue my consistent practice of Attic (and Homeric) Greek, and begin to learn Latin.

I have worked through some Xenophon (selections from the Anabasis), some Plato ...
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Hello everyone, my name is Ron!

I've never been very good at introductions so this will probably err on the short side. I'm 26 years old and live in Illinois, USA where I was born and raised. I moved out of state, merely across the way to Indiana, for a couple years before moving back to pursue a career as a chef. Cooking is one of the things that I just like doing! I really ...
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Orberg XLIII LnLn 42-48

Interim Tullus ferox, praecipue morte regis, nocte praeteritis hostium castris infesto exercitu in agrum Albanum pergit. Ea res ab stativis excivit Mettium. Ducit quam proxime ad hostem potest. Inde legatum praemissum nuntiare Tullo iubet, 'priusquam dimicent, opus esse colloquio; se aliquid allaturum esse quod non minus ad rem Romanam quam ad Albanam pertineat.'

In the meantime Tullos, emboldened by the death of the king, during the night-time avoiding the camps of the enemy, entered Alban ...
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Revelation 3:10: Roman Empire or Whole World?

Hello everyone! :)

This one is about eschatology (or not?). Let´s see what you think:

Rev 3:10: ὅτι ἐτήρησας τὸν λόγον τῆς ὑπομονῆς μου, κἀγώ σε τηρήσω ἐκ τῆς ὥρας τοῦ πειρασμοῦ τῆς μελλούσης ἔρχεσθαι ἐπὶ τῆς οἰκουμένης ὅλης πειράσαι τοὺς κατοικοῦντας ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς "

Is the hour of test affecting the Roman Empire or the whole globe?


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