Latin around the web 5 (5/21-5/28)

Here we publish links to anything interesting we've come across on-line regarding Latin and history, be it quotes, articles, blogs or events. If you have a suggestion leave a comment or send us a message on Twitter or Facebook @Latinitium.

This week's news regarding Latin and Rome, articles, resources for learning Latin. Every week on latinitium.com

 

1. This week's Latin quote

"Hinc ille Gyges inducitur a Platone, qui cum terra discessisset magnis quibusdam imbribus, descendit in illum hiatum aeneumque equum, ut ferunt fabulae, animadvertit, cuius in lateribus fores essent; quibus apertis corpus hominis mortui vidit magnitudine invisitata anulumque aureum in digito; quem ut detraxit, ipse induit (erat autem regius pastor), tum in concilium se pastorum recepit. Ibi cum palam eius anuli ad palmam converterat, a nullo videbatur, ipse autem omnia videbat; idem rursus videbatur, cum in locum anulum inverterat. Itaque hac oportunitate anuli usus reginae stuprum intulit eaque adiutrice regem dominum interemit, sustulit quos obstare arbitrabatur, nec in his eum facinoribus quisquam potuit videre. Sic repente anuli beneficio rex exortus est Lydiae. Hunc igitur ipsum anulum si habeat sapiens, nihil plus sibi licere putet peccare, quam si non haberet; honesta enim bonis viris, non occulta quaeruntur."

– Cic. De Off. 3.38

2. Latin and Rome related videos 

 

3. Latin & Rome related articles

 

4. Books

This "new" syntax by E.C. Woodcock, published in 1959, gives a historical account of the main Latin constructions. It goes deeper and explains many aspects of Latin grammar that are often left out or only touched upon in the standard Latin grammars available in English. I've learned quite a lot from it during the years.

5. Podcasts in Latin & other resources

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