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Μῦθοι Αἰσώπειοι

Ἀγαθὰ καὶ κακά


Ὁ Ζεῦς μὲν τὰς ψυχὰς ἵστησιν. Ἐν δὲ τούτῳ τῷ μύθῳ κωλύει τἀγαθὰ πληθύνεσθαι ἐν τοῖς ἀνθρώποις.

Ἀνάγνωσις τοῦ α' μύθου


Τοῦτό ἐστιν ἄγαλμα ἢ ἑρμῆς. Οἱ μὲν πάλαι Ἕλληνες ἐνόμιζον εὖ τύχην διὰ τῶν ἀγαλμάτων τυγχάνειν. Ὁ δὲ ἐν τῷ μύθῳ πώλης παραπωλεῖ τοῦτο.

Ἀνάγνωσις τοῦ β' μύθου

Ἀετὸς καὶ ἀλώπηξ

Οὗτός ὁ μῦθος δεινός ἐστιν. Ὁ γὰρ μὲν αἐτὸς τὰς σπονδὰς παραβὰς κατεσθίει τὰ τῆς ἀλώπεκος ...
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et pacem gloria?

That wonder of clumsiness, google, gives me "et pacem gloria" as a translation for "peace and glory." Wouldn't it be "pace et gloria?"

(My interest arises from my legal first name meaning "peace and glory.")
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Petrarch's cat

In checking out the Wikipedia article on Petrarch in connection with Bedwere's question about the meter of a Latin epitaph of Dante, I found this epitaph in elegiac couplets for Petrarch's mummified cat:

Etruscus gemino vates ardebat amore:
Maximus ignis ego; Laura secundus erat.
Quid rides? divinæ illam si gratia formæ,
Me dignam eximio fecit amante fides.
Si numeros geniumque sacris dedit illa libellis
Causa ego ne sævis muribus esca forent.
Arcebam sacro vivens a ...
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Conjugation of Irregular Latin Verbs

I've just uploaded a scan of my copy of 'Conjugation of Irregular Latin Verbs' by Edmund Fowle (1882), to the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/ConjugationOfIrregularLatinVerbsFowle. In the space of 29 pages the author summarizes all the most important points and tricky features of these verbs, e.g. verbs with two supines, supines which look similar but come from different verbs, irregular supines of the first declension etc.
I later noticed that this pamphlet is actually extracted from the ...
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What Meter?

In what meter is this epitaph of Dante written?


Elegiac couplets? The author is Giovanni del Virgilio. Thanks!
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Herodotus 4.48 grammar question

Ἴστρος μέν, ἐὼν μέγιστος ποταμῶν πάντων τῶν ἡμεῖς ἴδμεν, ἴσος αἰεὶ αὐτὸς ἑωυτῷ ῥέει καὶ θέρεος καὶ χειμῶνος, πρῶτος δὲ τὸ ἀπ᾽ ἑσπέρης τῶν ἐν τῇ Σκυθικῇ ῥέων κατὰ τοιόνδε μέγιστος γέγονε· ποταμῶν καὶ ἄλλων ἐς αὐτὸν ἐκδιδόντων εἰσὶ δὴ οἵδε οἱ μέγαν αὐτὸν ποιεῦντες, διὰ μέν γε τῆς Σκυθικῆς χώρης πέντε μὲν οἱ ῥέοντες, τὸν τε Σκύθαι Πόρατα καλέουσι Ἑλλήνες δὲ Πυρετόν, καὶ ἄλλος Τιάραντος καὶ Ἄραρος τε καὶ Νάπαρις καὶ Ὀρδησσός.

I ...
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Question on geminate -n- in the word "Peloponnese"

I was wondering about the word Πελοπόννησος "Peloponnese". If it derives from the proper noun Πέλοψ "Pelops", with stem Πέλοπ-, and from the noun νῆσος "island", then why is the -n- doubled? Is this an indication that the word νῆσος used to have an extra initial consonant, for example?
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Latin/Greek-type quantitive meters in other languages

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seasons_%28poem%29 About one of the main literary works in Lithuanian. It is a poem in quantitive iambic hexameters.

http://antologija.lt/text/kristijonas-donelaitis-metai/ Text in modern spelling

http://titus.uni-frankfurt.de/texte/etcs/balt/lit/donelait/donmetai/donme.htm Text as originally printed, with micron signs to show the scansion

https://translate.google.co.uk/ Google translater

best samples of spoken Latin

reference: http://cdn.textkit.net/BLD_Latin_For_Be ... df#page=15

D'Ooge states in his nota bene at bottom that learning to pronounce Latin requires hearing it pronounced. I can google "Latin sound clips" just fine, but what audiovisual aids would the experienced members of this forum recommend?

Also, how important is it to learn Latin pronunciation when your chief goal is to lear to write quality Latin? (My thought is that the flexibility of word ...
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Hello from New Zealand

Hello, I am Katie, and this is my first into post to show I am real!

I live in NZ but was born in the UK. I had a wonderful opportunity to have a traditional classical education, but messed things up badly at school. I spent most of my high school years protesting against the imprisonment and confinement of a sector of the population based on nothing but age (school....) I therefore ended up woefully ...
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