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On two types of S in a text from 1759

I ended up studying this poem last year: This is a congratulatory poem in a dissertation at the Academy of Turku from 1759.It...

Asked on 12/18/2021

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What is the difference between cum, quia and quod in a causal clause?

I asked yesterday about the difference between causal clauses and causal relative clauses, and I was surprised by a comment:apparently there is a difference between causal cum clauses...

Asked on 12/16/2021

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"Interdum sane, qui cogitare se dicit nondum constitutum sibi certi quidquam fatetur"

In the Thesaurus of Iohannes Matthias Gesnerus under cogito: (clearer link)inter cogitare et deliberare hoc interest, cogitare est dubitare, deliberare, confirmare. Haec Nonius 5,28. Interdum sane,...

Asked on 12/16/2021

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Preposition of agent

Is it better to say a lectica portatur or in lectica portatur if it's the lectīcā who is the agent?Gratias plurimas....

Asked on 12/13/2021 by rearThing

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Difference between 'urbe' and 'oppidum'?

I have found that LLPSI uses oppidum to describe cities (at least in the early chapters) while Duolingo uses urbe. What is the difference, and which should I usually use?...

Asked on 12/09/2021

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Female Names and Heritable *Cognomina*

Suppose I want to speak of the daughter of a man with a heritable cognomen. Let us take Marcus Tullius Cicero as an example. If I want to...

Asked on 12/05/2021

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Impersonal Verbs: Are Active Transitives Possible?

Latin utilizes some verbs that pretty much only occur impersonally, like oportet. One can also regularly form impersonal actives from intransitive verbs like placeo and impersonal passives from transitive...

Asked on 12/04/2021 by C Monsour

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Translating "may turn into this"

I need some help to translate a phrase:That which was fabric/woven, may turn/become/transform into thisMy partner gave me some time ago, a handmade bracelet made from fabric, symbolising our sentiments...

Asked on 12/02/2021 by Bismark

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Translation of the title of a 17th century map of underground waterways

A picture by the 17th century Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher, explaining his theory of underground waterways connecting all bodies of water on Earth, is...

Asked on 11/18/2021 by Alexander Young

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Did Ovid know of Mt. Ararat?

Here is a passage from Ovid's description of the flood in Metamorphoses 1, 293–4:occupat hic collem, cumba sedet alter adunca et ducit remos illic ubi nuper ararat."This man...

Asked on 11/10/2021 by TKR

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