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can someone help me to translate this in latin.

"I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become"

when I try google translate im not sure if its the correct latin translation.
I am trying to have this tattoed on me.thanks
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Horace, Odes, 4, 5

Context: Talking about Achilles. He doesn't do tricky maneuvers, but bashes straight ahead in the open.

ille non inclusus equo Minervae
sacra mentito male feriatos
Troas et laetam Priami choreis
falleret aulam,

He (Achilles) would not have been locked up in that horse,
pretended offerings to Minerva
nor tricked the Trojans into phoney celebrations
nor fooled the happy court of Priam with their dancing

I had to work hard on this quatrain, even after ...
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Cursus Linguae Latinae Vivae vs. Assimil?

Salvete omnes!

I am wondering if anyone is able to give an account of the relative aims/projected outcomes of Fr. Siedl's Cursus Linguae Latinae Vivae versus Desessard's Lingua Latina Sine Molestia (of the Assimil family).

I know that our bedwere is an avid fan and promoter of CLLV, and I know that there are some adherents of the Assimil method around here, but I am wondering if students using these methods are expected to have ...
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Herodotus 4.81, grammar question

πλῆθος δὲ τὸ Σκυθέων οὐκ οἷος τε ἐγενόμην ἀτρεκέως πυθέσθαι, ἀλλὰ διαφόρους λόγους περὶ τοῦ ἀριθμοῦ ἤκουον· καὶ γὰρ κάρτα πολλοὺς εἶναι σφέας καὶ ὀλίγους ὡς Σκύθας εἶναι.

Why doesn't πλῆθος have the article? Why not τὸ πλῆθος δὲ τὸ Σκυθέων?

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Memorization of sentences

Memorization of sentences seems to in practice to work like the audio lingual method. To actually memorize a sentence you have repeat it lots of times. If the audio lingual works so should sentence memorization. The audio lingual historically followed on from the grammar-translation method and while for modern languages it has in turn been eclipsed by communicative methods. http://www.pnglanguages.org/LinguaLinks/languagelearning/BooksBackInPrint/SuccessWithForeignLanguages/success.pdf
I am not convinced memorization is the best method but the thing is it is ...
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I'm digitizing the Apophthegmata Patrum

I am currently digitizing the Apophthegmata Patrum (Gerontikon) in Greek. I wanted to let everyone know in case someone happens to be doing the same. When I am done, I hope to set up a blog dedicated to the study of this composition.
I hope to have this digitized in a few months. I am using the Git Hub OCR repository for the Patrologia Graeca which is making things less tedious (Tome 65). Also a ...
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Most of this inscription (which I have translated below from Bœotian to Attic) is a list of names and contributions, but the first few lines form a sentence (repeated in the last few lines) which I am having a bit of trouble understanding.

τοιῒ χρήματα συνεβάλοντο εἰς τὸν πολὲμον, τὸν ἐπολέμεον Βοιωτοὶ περὶ τοῦ ἱεροῦ τοῦ ἐν Δελοῖς πρὸς τοὺς ἀσεβέοντας τὸ ἱερὸν τοῦ Ἀπόλλωνος τοῦ Πυθίου.

"These contributed things for the war, which ...
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Hello to all Textkit members,

I am briefly introducing myself: I have studied Latin and Greek for several years now in school and I am planning to study Classics in France (Paris-Sorbonne) next year. My favourite Latin works are Vergil's Eclogues and Aeneid, Horace's Odes and Ovid'sTristia. I quite like Seneca and Terence too, but I would not call them my favourite writers. I prefer not making any judgment about Greek authors, because I started ...
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Introducing myself

Hi guys,

I first discovered Textkit several years ago when looking for Latin learning materials, and lurking since. It's been an on and off hobby for me, and right now I'm wrapping up Wheelock's Latin and beginning Mastronade's Introduction to Attic Greek. You'll see me if I have any questions about the material ;)

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Aeneid 2

With some delay I began reading book 2. First questions:

#130: adsensere omnes et, quae sibi quisque timebat,
unius in miseri exitium conversa tulere.

quae and conversa are neuter plural accusative and go together, right?

'They all agreed and these things (namely death) each feared for himself they endured when turned (conversa) into the ruin of one miserable man.'

# a general question: is Vergil in this book retelling a well known story in his ...
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