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by phil
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: epubs with CAPITALS intead of italics
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

epubs with CAPITALS intead of italics

Greetings all. It's been a while since I've been here, (I found Latin too hard in the end) but I hope this post might be useful to someone, and isn't too far off topic for this board. For Christmas I bought myself a Kobo Glo eReader, and started reading free epub books on it. However I soon became f...
by phil
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: some pronunciations
Replies: 1
Views: 1117

some pronunciations

There are some words that I have trouble pronouncing, such as where there is a short i as the third to last syllable, e.g. dēsierant . If I try to stress the i it comes out ee. Or does the i become y - DAY-syer-ant? Also, deesse . Both e's are short, so how does one pronounce them? Is it done with a...
by phil
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: nec committam
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

nec committam

Pompeius has travelled to see the philosopher Posidonius, but he is indisposed, and Pompeius tells him of his disappointment at not being able to hear him speak. At ille (Posidonius), "Tū vērō," inquit "potēs, nec committam , ut dolor corporis efficiat, ut frūstrā tantus vir ad mē vēnerit." But Posi...
by phil
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Gnaeus Pompēius Magnus - Part two
Replies: 2
Views: 1180

Gnaeus Pompēius Magnus - Part two

There is one paragraph in the story of Pompeius that is giving me grief. He has just returned to Rome the conquering hero. Rēbus Asiae compositīs in Italiam versus ad urbem vēnit, nōn ut plērīque timuerant, armātus, sed dīmissō exercitū, et tertium triumphum bīduō dūxit. Insignis fuit multīs novīs i...
by phil
Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Gnaeus Pompēius Magnus
Replies: 1
Views: 779

Gnaeus Pompēius Magnus

There are a few things in the story of Pompeius I need help with. Pompeius has found out about a plot against his father, which was instigated by Terentius, his tent-mate. Quae rēs cum iuvenī Pompēiō cēnantī nūntiāta esset, nihil perīculō mōtus solitō hilarius bibit et cum Terentiō eādem, quā anteā,...
by phil
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Quintus Stertorius
Replies: 4
Views: 1766

Quintus Stertorius

There are a couple of thing I'm not sure of in the story of Quintus Stertorius. (1) Quīntus Stertōrius, īgnōbilī locō nātus, prīma stīpendia bellō Cimbricō fēcit, in quō honōs eī virtūtis causā habitus est . Quintus Stertorius, born of humble origins, spent his first military service in the Cimbric ...
by phil
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: sēdulitātem ... dīgnam dūxerit
Replies: 2
Views: 1154

sēdulitātem ... dīgnam dūxerit

In a summary of the life of Sulla: [ille] litterīs Graecīs atque Latīnīs ērudītus et virōrum litterātōrum adeō amāns, ut sēdulitātem etiam malī cūiusdam poētae aliquō praemiō dīgnam dūxerit ; nam cum ille eppigramma in eum fēcisset eīque subiēcisset, Sulla statim praemium eī darī iussit, sed eā lēge...
by phil
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: quisquis voluit and quiēti animī
Replies: 6
Views: 2875

quisquis voluit and quiēti animī

In the story of Sulla, he has come back to Rome and started to slaughter his enemies. Quattuor mīlia dēditōrum inermium cīvium in Circō interficī iussit. Quis autem illōs potest computāre, quōs in urbe passim, quisquis voluit occīdit, dōnec admonēret Fūfidius quīdam, vīvere aliquōs dēbēre, ut essent...
by phil
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: sprētā peregrīnōrum marmorum nōbilitāte etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 745

sprētā peregrīnōrum marmorum nōbilitāte etc.

Describing Gaius Marius, this is said: Erat Marius dūrior ad hūmānitātis studia et ingenuārum artium contemptor. Cum aedem Honōris de manubiī hostium vōvisset, sprētā peregrīnōrum marmorum nōbilitāte artificumque Graecōrum arte eam vulgārī lapide per artificem Rōmānum cūrāvit aedificandam. Marius wa...
by phil
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Problems with Gracchi
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Problems with Gracchi

This is a story in Urbis Romae Viri Illustres, about Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus. It seems that the Gracchus brothers caused problems for more than the Romans! There are two things I can't quite understand. Occīsō Tiberiō Gracchō cum senātus cōnsulibus mandāsset, ut in eōs, quī cum Gracchō cōnsēnser...
by phil
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: dignos rebus spiritus
Replies: 1
Views: 949

dignos rebus spiritus

In a story of his life, Gaius Marius is having dinner with Scipio, when someone asks Scipio who would the state regard as a suitable replacement if something happened to him ? Scipio taps Marius on the shoulder and says, "fortasse hunc". Quō dictō excitātus Marius dīgnōs rēbus, quās posteā gessit, s...
by phil
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:37 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ut vidēret cōnsul Optīmīus
Replies: 3
Views: 1349

ut vidēret cōnsul Optīmīus

Gaius Gracchus, the grandson of Scipio Africanus, having become tribune, has been up to no good. Dēcrētum ā senātū est, ut vidēret cōnsul Optīmīus , nē quid dētrīmentī rēs pūblica caperet; quod nisi in maximō discrīmine dēcernī nōn solēbat. ( A few sentences later the consul attacks Gaius, who commi...
by phil
Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: nē ūllum tēlum se laederet
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

nē ūllum tēlum se laederet

In an English to Latin exercise I am doing, there is He bore a shield so that no weapon might hurt him. and the answer given is scūtum ferēbat nē ūllum tēlum se laederet. . But I read that as 'He bore a shield so that no weapon might hurt itself'., because I thought that reflexive pronouns referred ...
by phil
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: in laevīs habuerant
Replies: 2
Views: 968

in laevīs habuerant

The Sabini are attacking Rome, and have found Tarpeia, a Roman maiden, outside the walls. Titus Tatius, Sabīnōrum dux, Tarpēiae optiōnem mūneris dedit, sī exercitum suum in Capitōlium perdūxisset. Illa petiit, quod Sabīnī in sinistrīs manibus gererent, vidēlicet aureōs ānulōs et armillās. Quibus dol...
by phil
Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: custōdiendōsque sēmet ipsōs
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

custōdiendōsque sēmet ipsōs

After the debacle at Cannae, Scipio Africanus has discovered a plot among some Roman nobles to desert Italy. He has hurried to them, and, waving his sword around, threatened them with death unless they promised to desist from their treachery. "Iūrāte," inquit, "vōs neque ipsōs rem pūblicam populī Rō...
by phil
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: vadēs sisti
Replies: 1
Views: 735

vadēs sisti

Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus is beseiging a town he wishes to conquer. Quōdam diē iūs in castrīs sedēns dīcēbat Scīpiō atque ex eō locō id oppidum procul vidēbātur. Tum e mīlitibus, quī in iūre apud eum stābant, interrogāvit quispiam ex mōre, in quem diem locumque vadēs sistī iubēret. Et Scīpi...
by phil
Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Problem with Fabius Maximus, and a qua
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Re: Problem with Fabius Maximus, and a qua

I've been looking at this some more, and I find that paenitēre can sometimes be used personally. Here's what I found in a dictionary: Paenitēre I Personal, A Trans.: to cause to regret, to displease: me haec condicio, Pl B Intrans : to be sorry, to regret (with GEN., and only in inf., Part., and Ger...
by phil
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: strange place for an ac
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

strange place for an ac

Hannibal had routed the Romans twice, and killed three of its imperators, all in short order, and the citizens, unsure what to do, had formed a commitee. (This calls for immediate discussion!) Maesta igitur cīvitās ac prope inops cōnsiliī comitiōrum diē in campum dēscendit. Therefore the gloomy (sta...
by phil
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: cessandum ratus
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

cessandum ratus

Hannibal had just given the Romans a jolly good thrashing at Apulia: Hannibalī vlctōrī cum cēterī grātulārentur suādērentque, ut quiētem iam ipse sūmeret et fessīs mīlitibus daret, ūnus ex ēius praefectīs, Maharbal, minimē cessandum ratus , Hannibalīque suādēns, ut statim Rōmam pergeret, ... While t...
by phil
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ingeniō prūdentia
Replies: 2
Views: 846

ingeniō prūdentia

In a summary of Fabius's character: Cautior quam prōmptior habitus est, sed īnsita eius ingeniō prūdentia eī bellō, quod tum gerēbātur, propriē apta erat. He was regarded as a bit cautious rather than hasty, but his innate wisdom, as regards talent, was more properly suited during the war which was ...
by phil
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: in agrō Falernō locōrum angustiīs
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

in agrō Falernō locōrum angustiīs

Fabius Maximus has been skirmishing with Hannibal, using his delaying tactics. Hīs artibus cum Hannibalem Fabius in agrō Falernō locōrum angustiīs clausisset, ille sine ūllō exercitūs dētrīmentō sē expedīvit. Applying these skills, although Fabius had trapped Hannibal in a narrow pass in the Falernu...
by phil
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: recusavit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: recusavit?

Thank you all for your help. That's great!
Phil
by phil
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: recusavit?
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

recusavit?

Marcus Regulus has been captured, and sent to Rome to arrange the return of prisoners. Quī cum Rōmam vēnisset, inductus in senātum mandāta exposuit; sententiam nē dīceret, recūsāvit; quam diū iūreūrandō hostium tenērētur, sē nōn esse senātōrem. Who, when he got to Rome was led into the senate and se...
by phil
Sat Jul 24, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Problem with Fabius Maximus, and a qua
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Re: Problem with Fabius Maximus, and a qua

thanks muchly. aliqua.I hadn't come close to thinking of that.Cheers.
by phil
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Problem with Fabius Maximus, and a qua
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Problem with Fabius Maximus, and a qua

Fabius Maximus is closely following, but not engaging with Hannibal's army. Dux neque occāsiōnī reī bene gerendae deerat, sī qua ab hoste darētur, neque ūllam ipse hostī dabat. Itaque cum ex levibus proeliīs superior discēderet, mīlitem minus iam coepit aut virtūtis suae aut fortūnae paenitēre, et i...
by phil
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: magno impetu ferri
Replies: 2
Views: 1108

magno impetu ferri

A young chap has lightly wounded Pyrrhus during an attack in a town.. Māter adulēscentis, anus paupercula, cum aliīs mulieribus ē tēctō domūs proelium spectābat; quae cum vīdisset Pyrrhum in auctōrem vulneris suī magnō impetū ferrī , perīculō fīliī commotā prōtinus tēgulam corripuit et utrāque manū ...
by phil
Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: multō post
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: multō post

OK, thanks
Phil
by phil
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Allen & Greenough section numbering
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Allen & Greenough section numbering

I've been reading some Latin which has references to A&G 1888 edition section numbers. But my edition is much later, and the section numbering changed in 1903. Does anyone know if there is a cross reference somewhere?

Cheers
Phil
by phil
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:50 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: multō post
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

multō post

Hi all. In the story of the beginnings of Rome, Romulus strikes a treaty with Tatius, king of the Sabini: Vērum haud ita multō post occīsō Tatiō ad Rōmulum potentātus omnis recidit. I can see that Tatius was killed, and Romulus assumed total control, but I can't decide whether haud ita multō post me...
by phil
Thu May 06, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ut delectu rite acto
Replies: 2
Views: 1382

Re: ut delectu rite acto

Thanks very much.

Phil
by phil
Thu May 06, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ne musca quidem olla reperta
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Re: ne musca quidem olla reperta

thanks for that. Yes fly, not mouse. I don't know how I got that wrong.

Cheers
Phil
by phil
Tue May 04, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ut delectu rite acto
Replies: 2
Views: 1382

ut delectu rite acto

Manius Curius has sold a young man and his possessions for refusing the military draft. The man has complained to the tribune. Neque tribūnī plēbis adulēscentī auxiliō fuērunt; posteāque rēs in cōnsuētūdinem abiit, ut dēlēctū rīte āctō, quī mīlitiam dētractāret, in servitūtem vēnderētur. And the tri...
by phil
Tue May 04, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Are these impersonals?
Replies: 2
Views: 937

Are these impersonals?

Rēgulus has been attacked by a 120 foot long monster, which seemed impervious to injury by normal weapons. Cōnfugiendum fuit ad māchinās advectīsque ballistīs et catapultīs, velut arx quaedam mūnīta, dēicendus hostis fuit. War machines had to be resorted to, and with trebuchets and catapults (having...
by phil
Tue May 04, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: ne musca quidem olla reperta
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

ne musca quidem olla reperta

In a story, some chap has lost his jar, and suspects his neighbour. Tandem itum est ad illum; explōrātum an apud illum esset ōlla; nē musca quidem ōlla reperta. Eventually, a journey was made to his house to see whether the jar was there; not even a mouse the jar was found. Eh? clearly I don't under...
by phil
Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Have I got these right?
Replies: 6
Views: 2134

Re: Have I got these right?

I see the duplication, but it's an idiom I would use in normal English. 'Are you going to the party?' 'No, I won't be going to go.' Maybe we Kiwis are a bit strange. (It couldn't possibly be just me!) :wink:
by phil
Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Parum prōfectūrum and cum Locrōs classe.
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Parum prōfectūrum and cum Locrōs classe.

Imber Ranae wrote:Profecturus is here the future participle of prōficio (to advance, gain ground, etc.) rather than of prŏficīscor
Arrghhh! I hate it when I think I know a word, then realise that I don't.

Thanks again.
by phil
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Parum prōfectūrum and cum Locrōs classe.
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Parum prōfectūrum and cum Locrōs classe.

There are two bits in two consecutive sentences I don't fully understand. You will be pleased to learn that this post is 99.9% rant-free! Pyrrhus was still fighting those pesky Romans. This is just after he'd beaten them is battle, so presumably he still thinks he has the upper hand. Pyrrhus, cum ad...
by phil
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: corneō pediculō
Replies: 1
Views: 643

corneō pediculō

There is a story I'm reading, and there's a fellow who spurns wealth. Tōta ēius supellex argentea salīnō ūnō cōnstābat et patellā ad ūsum sacrōrum, quae corneō pediculō sustinēbātur. All his silverware consisted of just one salt cellar and a dish used for religious rites, which was supported on a li...
by phil
Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Have I got these right?
Replies: 6
Views: 2134

Re: Have I got these right?

My only other criticism is that "would be going to" is redundant in English and not reflected in the Latin, either. But habiturum is the future participle, so it's that they would have supreme power in the future, isn't it? The English might be horrid, I grant you, but the tense is correct - they w...
by phil
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: reflexive & demonstrative question
Replies: 5
Views: 2289

Re: reflexive & demonstrative question

I believe you are correct. The reflexive pronoun (se, sui, sibi) is so called, as you probably know because it 'reflects back' to the subject of the verb. 'I hurt myself' is a sentence where 'myself' is reflexive - it refers back to the subject 'I'. Whereas 'He hurt me' is not reflexive, 'me' is not...