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Nepos' Themistocles: ut ingratis omnes ad depugnandum cogerentur?

I am reading the biography of Themistocles by Cornelius Nepos. He recounts the story of how Themistocles used a deceit to bring about the naval engagement that went...

Asked on 08/25/2021 by Sebastian Koppehel

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What is the latin phrase for knowing a mistake and doing it anyway

I am trying to remember a Latin quote that says something likeI know I am wrong but I do it anyway.I remember reading it in a book. It's not much...

Asked on 08/25/2021

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Is this translation for “If I cannot move Heaven, I will raise Hell.” correct?

I want to make sure this is the correct translation for “If I cannot move Heaven, I will raise Hell.” Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta noveno....

Asked on 08/25/2021 by Lesley

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Translating a text about Moldavia from 1597

Could someone translate this text from 1597? I am not sure the text is correct, because of the automatic recognition and some manual fixes:Moldavia autem à quibusdam major, Nigra, sive...

Asked on 08/25/2021

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-whatever suffix

Is there a Latin suffix meaning “-whatever”? E.g.: Wikipedia, Wikisource, … Wikiwhatever.Vicipaedia, Vicifons, … Vici…(?). (But I'm not even sure that -whatever itself is a correct English suffix.)...

Asked on 08/25/2021 by mykhal

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Translating a text about "responsions moldavice", 1524

I try to translate the following text: 1524, "Acta Tomiciana: epistole, legationes, responsa, actiones, res geste Sigismundi I Regis Poloniae", Volume 7"Sed cum...

Asked on 08/25/2021

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"cenacula dicuntur, ad quae scalis ascenditur" - why passive singular (ascenditur)?

According to Festus (can be found in L&S under cenaculum):cenacula dicuntur, ad quae scalis ascenditurWhile the overall meaning of the statement is quite clear (namely that the upper...

Asked on 08/25/2021 by d_e

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Why is the Chapel in the Tower of London St Peter AD Vincula, not St Peter in Vinculis?

Why is the Chapel in the Tower of London "St Peter ad Vincula" and not "St Peter in Vinculis"...

Asked on 08/25/2021 by Geoff Clarke

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A personal name ending in -ua: is it male or female?

We have the name of a Romano-British Potter from the 2nd century A.D. whose name is SECVNDVA. Is this a male or a female name?...

Asked on 08/25/2021 by Peter Robinson

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Regency of πίνω in Anacreon's ode Πάντα πίνει

The following poem is from the Odes of Anacreon:ἡ γῆ μέλαινα πίνει,Πίνει δὲ δένδρε’ αὐτήνΠίνει θάλασσα δ’αὔρας,Ὁ δ’ἤλιος θάλασσαν,Τὸν δ’ἤλιον σελήνη.Τί μοι μάχεσθ’ ἑτῖροι,Καὐτῷ...

Asked on 02/26/2021

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