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Optime mea quidem sententia fecit Milena Minkova, Academiae nostrae Latinitati Fovendae sodalis eademque mulier doctissima quae apud studiorum universitatem Kentuckianam Latinas litteras publice profitetur, […]
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Variarum ambage viarum, ut ait poeta, quae animum vel Thesei, filo Ariadnae muniti, fregissent, in andronem venimus; tum, simul ac sinistrorsum concessimus, nobis paululum suspicientibus se obtulit tabula picta perquam pulchra atque gravis qua effingitur homo qui ad genua accidit ad pedes Sphingis ut cum ea loqueretur.
Helgus Nikitinski litteras Latinas recentissimas nobis, ut ita dicamus, aperuit ac patefecit. Effecit ut docti homines de his litteris aliter cogitarent. Effecit ut intellegeremus has quoque litteras ad patrimonium Latinum pertinere, dignissimasque esse quas homines cultus Europaei studiosi investigarent.
Haud ita pridem ego et Amelia in viam nos dedimus ut in Hiberniam Dublinum ad Collegium Trinitatis iremus ut cum alia tum codicem qui vocatur Codex Cenannensis (Book of Kells) inspiceremus. Haec est narratio totius rei.
Quam difficile sit de musica Latina loqui, omnibus patet. Antiqui multos libros exaraverunt de hac ipsa re, eiusque vi in animis movendis, in affectibus compescendis vel excitandis et quae sunt similia…
In the late 12th century a man named Saxo Grammaticus wrote the history of the Danes in a book called Gesta Danorum. In the 16th century two other historians acquired a freshly first printed edition of it and started to scribble in its margins. This is the story of a 2 million Swedish crown book.
This is an update of last year's post "50 hours of spoken Latin". It is now 70 hours. Learning Latin with audio has never been easier. For the last few years, I've been on the lookout for any and all videos and recordings of the best Latin speakers in the world to listen to. The amount of recordings of speeches and lectures held in Latin is increasing rapidly, making exposing ourselves to immense amounts Latin audio easier than ever.
Runae non modo apud gentes Septentrionales in usu erant, sed etiam in Anglia. De his multa dictu grata exponi possunt. Sane infitias non ibo me eam ob causam scribere ut runarum aviditas, quae non omnino satiari potest apud me, saltem mitigetur. Satis enim proloqui nequeo quantam afferat laetitiam, cum sub urbe Holmia versatus monumentum inscriptum iuxta viam conspicias. Non modo ipsa scripta oculis subicere, verum etiam tangere licet (caute sane!), ut facile mente fingas quam prope veteres adesse videantur!
"…despite all this premeditated usefulness, the Latin is elegant; Nutting clearly possessed not only a meticulous knowledge of usage in the ancient writers, but a sure sense of the spirit of the language, a deep love of the particular elegance of expression that is unique to Latin, and a deft ear for the rhythms and sounds that delighted the Romans."
"Omnia vincit amor", or "Amor vincit omnia" as it is sometimes written, is one of history's most famous romantic expressions. It is also one of the most frequently used Latin phrases today. In this article, you will learn more about this quote from Virgil's pastoral poem and the man who uttered it. You will read about Roman love, about duties, despairs, longings, and love-sickness.
"Iacta alea est", or “alea iacta est”, is one of history's most famous quotes. It is also an old Latin expression, a battle cry and an ancient proverb. In this article you will learn more about this saying from Suetonius' biography of Julius Caesar and how to use the expression. You will get to know its origin, the situation in which it was used - if it was ever used at all - learn more about the Civil War between Caesar and Pompey, find out about Roman dice and maybe find the Rubicon.