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Voci dal mondo antico. Satius est supervacua scire. A suo tempo, quando stavo studiando Catullo, restai impressionato da uno dei suoi carmi, precisamente il 70.

Satius est supervacua scire

Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle quam mihi, non si se Iuppiter ipse petat. dicit: sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti, in uento et rapida scribere oportet aqua. La mia donna dice di non voler sposare nessuno, nemmeno se Giove stesso lo chiedesse, al di fuori di me. Parla: ma ciò che la donna dice all’amante bramoso, bisogna scriverlo nel vento e nell’acqua che scorre. Innanzitutto alcune considerazioni sulla traduzione, fatta al volo ma non per questo poco studiata: come Catullo ha messo a inizio verso la contrapposizione tra “Nulli” e “quam mihi”, per far risaltare l’importanza della promessa della donna (che in questo caso è Lesbia), così ho voluto rendere lo stesso effetto in italiano mettendo i termini in rilievo a fine verso. Dopo aver risolto le questioni formali, passo alla parte che mi interessa.

Mi piace: Mi piace Caricamento... English Translations of Seneca Quotations. Seneca (actually, Seneca the Younger) was a Stoic philosopher and writer of Silver Age Latin literature, including tragedies and satire.

English Translations of Seneca Quotations

He served as a tutor to the future Emperor Nero, but then was forced to commit suicide. Arma non servant modum. "Armed hands observe no limit. "Hercules Furens 407Artes serviunt vitae; sapientia imperat. "The arts are the servants of life; wisdom its master. " "Gravior multo poena videtur, quae a miti viro constituitur"A punishment always seems much more severe when inflicted by a gentle man.De clementia I.XXII. English Translations of Seneca Quotations. 250 Great Latin Phrases to Impress Your Friends. Latin may be as obsolete as a 1998 personal computer but the ancient dead tongue of the world’s greatest thinkers pack a mind punch and often evoke a slight chuckle.

250 Great Latin Phrases to Impress Your Friends

As the Italic language spoken long, long ago in Rome, Italy, and other places, a great deal of scholars, clergy, and other people have managed to keep Latin alive. After all, many of today’s languages have grown in Latin roots. - Virgilio Eneide. AP Latin Exam Practice. The AP Latin Exam is approximately 3 hours long and has two parts — multiple choice questions and free response questions.

AP Latin Exam Practice

Each part of the exam is worth 50% of the final exam grade. The multiple choice section contains 50 questions and lasts 1 hour. This section contains approximately 20 questions related to the course reading of Vergil and Caesar and approximately 30 questions related to sight reading of poetry and prose. The free response question contains 5 tasks and lasts 2 hours, including a mandatory 15 minute reading period. This section contains three types of questions: 2 translations, one each of Vergil and Caesar, 1 comparative analysis question, and 2 series of short answer questions, one each on Vergil and Caesar.

You can find samples of both the multiple choice (pages 41-53) and free response questions (pages 54-67) in the AP Latin Course and Exam Description, which can be found in the blue, Exam Resources inlay to the right. Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines. AP Test Dates and Exam Schedule - AP Calendar - AP Student. Bolchazy-Carducci: Advanced. More Latin Mottoes from 16th-century sources. Ab insomni non custodita Dracone.

More Latin Mottoes from 16th-century sources

Not guarded by the sleepless dragon. Aculei irriti. Ineffectual stings. Aequabit nigras candida una dies. One single bright day will equal the black ones. Aequari pavet alta minori. Aere quendoque salutem redimendam. LATIN. FAS Registrar's Office. Faculty of the Department of the Classics Mark Schiefsky, Professor of the Classics (Chair) Kathleen M.

FAS Registrar's Office

Coleman, James Loeb Professor of the Classics (on leave 2013-14) Emma Dench, Professor of the Classics and of History, Harvard College Professor (Director of Graduate Studies) David F. Elmer, Associate Professor of the Classics (Director of Undergraduate Studies) Albert Henrichs, Eliot Professor of Greek Literature Albertus G.A. Other Faculty Offering Instruction in the Department of the Classics Gojko Barjamovic, Lecturer on Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Shaye J.D.

Affiliates of the Department of the Classics Ruth Bielfeldt, Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture (on leave fall term) Leah Jane Whittington, Assistant Professor of English (on leave spring term) Information about requirements for undergraduate and graduate degrees, honors, prizes, and scholarships may be obtained at the office of the Department, Boylston Hall 204. Classical Archaeology.