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DE VIRIS ILLVSTRIBVS VRBIS ROMAE

Postby convector » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:55 pm

Hi All,

I've been working my way through "DE VIRIS ILLUSTRIBUS URBIS ROMAE" by Charles Lhomond, 1779, Paris.
I'm doing ok but I do get stuck once in awhile and would like to have an English or French translation to consult if I need to. I've tried a Google search but can only come up with Latin. Does anyone know where I can dowload a free translation of this work?

Thanks very much.
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Re: DE VIRIS ILLVSTRIBVS VRBIS ROMAE

Postby adrianus » Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:09 am

I looked, too, convector, but couldn't find anything.
Ego quoquè, convector, vidi, sed non inveni.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: DE VIRIS ILLVSTRIBVS VRBIS ROMAE

Postby anantah » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:46 am

I didn't find any downloadable English or French translation neither, though according to the records of BnF, the book was translated early in the 1840's by a certain Charles Fleming into English( Le "De Viris" anglais, or the Illustrious characters of Rome, in a series of portraits, from Romulus down to Augustus...) Paris, 1840 and by Firmin Vervorst into French( ″De Viris″ français, ou Vie des hommes illustres de la ville de Rome... ) Paris, 1844.

But you can downloaded this one (among others) with notes and vocabulary from Google Books:
http://books.google.com/books?id=NIcDAA ... tcover&dq="De+viris"&lr=&hl=zh-CN#PPR8,M1
Or you can buy a new edition with French translation:
http://www.amazon.fr/viris-illustribus-urbis-nouvelle-édition/dp/2742736441/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1232601912&sr=1-1
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Re: DE VIRIS ILLVSTRIBVS VRBIS ROMAE

Postby convector » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:05 pm

Thanks very much for the ideas. The notes in the google download will help.
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Re: DE VIRIS ILLVSTRIBVS VRBIS ROMAE

Postby Interaxus » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:33 pm

This Easy Sight Reader by D'Ooge includes 4 selections with detailed notes (including synonyms) from the 'Viri Romae' which you may find useful.

http://books.google.com/books?id=wnxKAA ... qBg&pgis=1

Though be warned, the way Regulus meets his end is gruesome. :(

Cheers,
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