It always sounds better in Latin...

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It always sounds better in Latin...

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:02 pm

I debated putting this in the ancient culture subforum, but it's more Latin than anything else, so... ... odern-life

And here is an "insult phrasebook" adapted from an ancient teaching text:

“Duc te ergo. Quid stas?”

“Quid tibi pertinet? Procurator meus es?”

“Duc te, recede, impostor.”

“Maledicis me, maligne et odiose?”


“Ista audiet dominus tuus, si obviat mihi.”

“Non curo minationes.”

“Multa vindico, desperate.”

“Ibi manus habe!”

“Maledicis me, malum caput? Crucifigaris!”

“Qua re? Quoniam ego ingenuus homo sum, tu autem nequam servus.”

“Silentium habe!”

“Volo discere utrum servus es aut libertus.”

“Non do tibi rationem. Qua re? Quoniam non es dignus.”

“Eamus ad dominum tuum.”

“Et maledicit bestiarius? Dimitte me et dentes eius excutio.”

“Ego te excaeco.”

“Ego te faciam in carcarem ire, ubi dignus es senescere.”
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
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Re: It always sounds better in Latin...

Post by bedwere » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:33 pm

My coworkers (or rather the secretary) chose to give me for some past birthday:

How to Insult, Abuse & Insinuate in Classical Latin
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Re: It always sounds better in Latin...

Post by langskip » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:25 pm

I think it should be carcerem, not carcarem in the last sentence.

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