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Why is it that dictionaries don't have entries

for the third principal part? If I were confronted with "peperi" it would never occur to me to even look anywhere near "pario", and several verbs have non-guessable perfect forms, yet my dictionary, as I believe is common, only has entries for the first and fourth parts (which is odd since the supine can nearly always be inferred). I have no idea how irregular perfect forms were looked up before Google!
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"quis" in indirect discourse

I think I've studied a grammar rule for quis in indirect discourse, but I can't find it. Do I have this right? I am uncertain about the grammar for quis in this sentence.

Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, Book I, prose section 4

The author narrates his political fall, and its unfairness in relation to his upright actions.

Sed innocentiam nostram quis exceperit eventus vides. . . .

In clumsy English to let the Latin show: ...
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A Koine reading list

I have been spending most of my time reading Attic Greek lately, and it was a pleasant surprise to come back to Mark and find out that all that work has paid off there too. I was able to read through Mark like a novel, in just a few hours, with full comprehension, including all of the chapters that I had never looked at in Greek before. This is exciting to me -- I feel ...
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APOD: 2014 November 26

Salvete!

Ut artem Latine scribendi discam, hunc textum brevem e serie Astronomical Picture of the Day ex Anglicô in Latinum converti:

MUTUI EVENTUS IONIS ET CALLISTONIS (26 NOVEMBRIS 1995)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141126.html

Haec series imaginum telescopiô intra viginti quattuor (24) minuta in San Pietro Polesini, Italiâ, factarum et ordine temporis servatô a summâ ad infimam seriem depictarum occultationem Ionis Callistone, quae duo ex satellitibus Galilaeis sunt, sequitur. Propositum observationum est haud ...
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Translation question: agreement of cases

Salvete,

I would like to to translate the following sentence:

A 24 minute sequence from top to bottom, this intriguing series of telescopic frames tracks the occultation of Io by Callisto, two of Jupiter's Galilean moons, from San Pietro Polesine, Italy, planet Earth.

I would translate it fairly loosely like this:

Haec series imaginum telescopiô intra viginti quattuor (24) minuta in San Pietro Polesini, Italiâ, factarum et ordine temporis servatô a summâ ad infimam seriem ...
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History of Classical Languages Pedagogy

Salvete,
As I teacher, I would like to incorporate some of the mindset and methods of pre-World War II classical languages pedagogy, but I have never been able to find a precise description of the general method and sequence of studies practiced during that period. I know that a boy (or girl) in a British or American school during that period would have begun with a grammar book that included exercises. However, what was the ...
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Οἰνοπώλιον

τὰ οἶνα τῶν Ἑλλήνων σεβαιόντων, ἄμμες αὐτῶν γλῶτταν εἰπόντες ἐκλέγωμεν φιλίαν τῶν οἴνων.

τὸ οἶνον τοῦ ὀρύζου ἐκ Ζωγγόϝος (...China; please use Mycenaean pronunciation /dj/ for Z) μάλιστα φιλῶ.

συμπάσχετε περὶ φίλτατα οἶνα ὑμμέων, πρὶν οἱ γέροντες ταῦτα κλέψουσιν!

Share your favourite wines, before the old men in Hansen & Quinn steal them!
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APOD: 2014 November 25

Salvete!

Ut artem Latine scribendi discam, hunc textum brevem e serie Astronomical Picture of the Day ex Anglicô in Latinum converti:

ANIMANS E LACUNA RUBRA (25 NOVEMBRIS 1995)

Qualis animans latet prope Nebulam Lacunae rubrae? Est Mars. Hoc splendidum photographema coloratum caeli profundi planetam rubrum infra duas nebulas insignes praetereuntem captavit. Hae nebulae a tabulariô cosmicô saeculi duodevicesimi Carolô Messier numerîs M8 et M20 in catalogum redactae sunt. Nebulae Trifidae (ad dextram centri et superius), ...
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Salvete de Nova Anglia

Salvete, Χαίρετε,

I teach classical languages and humanities at a small private secondary school in New England. I have long been interested in the ancient world and its tongues, but only in the past two years as a teacher has my proficiency really begun to improve. Teaching truly forces one to learn the material! I have taken a group of students through most of Wheelock and about a third of the English Athenaze. Next year ...
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APOD: 2014 November 24

Salvete!

Ut artem Latine scribendi discam, hunc textum brevem e serie Astronomical Picture of the Day ex Anglicô in Latinum converti:

VOLITARE SUPRA TITANEM (24 NOVEMBRIS 1995)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141124.html

Qui esset prospectus Titanis supervolitandi? Imagines radiodetectore satellitis robotici "Cassini" ordinis NASAe, qui Saturnum cursu ambit, factae, ad talem volatum simulandum modô digitali compositae sunt. Post adventum Cassini ad Saturnum annô bismillesimô quartô (2004), lunam eius planetae nubilosissimam pluries praetervolabat. Volatus ...
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