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Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.09.35 Michael Weiss, Outline of the Historical and Comparative Grammar of Latin . Ann Arbor: Beech Stave Press, 2009. Pp. xvii, 635. ISBN 9780974792750. $110.00 (pb).
This page lists direct English translations of common Latin phrases. Some of the phrases are themselves translations of Greek phrases , as Greek rhetoric and literature reached its peak centuries before that of ancient Rome . This list is a combination of the twenty divided " List of Latin phrases " pages, for users who have no trouble loading large pages and prefer a single page to scroll or search through. The content of the list cannot be edited here, and is kept automatically in sync with the separate lists through the use of transclusion . [ edit ] A [ edit ] B
The Artist Moved to Despair by the Grandeur of Antique Fragments , chalk and sepia drawing by Henry Fuseli , 1778-79 Ex pede Herculem , "from his foot, [we can measure] Hercules ", is a maxim of proportionality inspired by an experiment attributed to Pythagoras . According to Aulus Gellius ' Noctes Atticae :
ROMAN INSULTS HANDOUT ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) ... click here for the handout as a Word doc (good for double-sided copies) Latin insults were a basic part of Roman life, and they are also a great way to practice your Latin grammar. Given that insulting language is usually directed at another person, it gives you practice with the vocative and different noun forms.
This page is dedicated to Judith L. Scott. Requiescat in pace Some phrases from Latin for all Occasions , by Henry Beard. Excuses
[ edit ] Commander of ancient ships that aren't triremes If a trierarch is the commander of a trireme, what do you call the commander of a penteconter or a quinquereme, etc? 220.127.116.11 ( talk ) 04:59, 7 June 2012 (UTC) I think a "trierarch" is more of a ceremonial title than simply the literal captain of a trireme. It's almost like calling any person in charge of a boat "captain" in English, even if that is not their actual military rank. For the other types of ships, I don't think there was a specific title, but the equivalent of the "person in charge of the boat" in Greek was the nauarchos (or navarch, to Latinize it).
Contemporary Latin is the form of the Latin language used from the end of the 19th century through to the present. Various kinds of contemporary Latin can be distinguished. On the one hand there is its symbolic survival in areas like taxonomy and others as the result of the widespread presence of the language in the New Latin era. This is normally found in the form of mere words or phrases used in the general context of other languages.
Words by William Whitaker Latin to English Translate English to Latin The dictionary is about 39000 entries, as would be counted in an ordinary dictionary. This may generate many hundreds of thousands of 'words' that one can construct over all the declensions and conjugations. The point of this tool is to help in simple translations for a beginning Latin student or amateur.
Ablative One of the six recognized case s in Latin. The ablative case signifies that a noun is either the object of a preposition that takes the ablative case or is being used in one of several adverbial usages, which students of Latin must simply learn: cause , description , degree of difference , manner , means , personal agent , respect , separation , time . Ablative Absolute This is a construction that uses a participle. It consists of a noun or pronoun in the ablative case with a participle agreeing with it.
Latin is an inflected language, and as such has nouns, pronouns, and adjectives that must be declined (i.e. their endings alter to show grammatical case ). A set of declined forms of the same word pattern is called a declension . There are five declensions, which are numbered and grouped by ending and grammatical gender. For simple declension paradigms, visit the Wiktionary appendices: First declension , Second declension , Third declension , Fourth declension , Fifth declension .
A short course in practical Latin Introduction Ave amice .
A Latin mnemonic verse or mnemonic rhyme is a mnemonic device for teaching and remembering Latin grammar . Such mnemonics have been considered by teachers to be an effective technique for schoolchildren to learn the complex rules of Latin accidence and syntax. One of their earliest uses was in the Doctrinale by Alexander of Villedieu written in 1199 as an entire grammar of the language comprising 2,000 lines of doggerel verse. Various Latin mnemonic verses continued to be used in English schools until the 1950s and 1960s. Authors who have borrowed Latin mnemonics from Latin textbooks for their own works include Thomas Middleton and Benjamin Britten .
Below are some humorous pieces of Latin and not quite Latin that I've picked up over the years, mostly from the latinteach mailing list. Spoiler warning: on some browsers, if you place your cursor above the colored text, you'll get a translation or commentary. Real Latin