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Recommended editions the Aeneid and the Gallic Wars (for AP Latin)

I am looking for recommended editions of the Aeneid and the Gallic Wars, suitable for (highly motivated) high school students. (I will be working on the AP Latin curriculum with my sons, but I'm not ...
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Sources for listings of alternative forms of common words

Do you know any good sources for listings of alternative forms of common words. For example most websites, books and tables only show "meo" for the Ablative of "meus", but there ...
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Is there a Latin translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh?

The Epic of Gilgamesh (Carmina de Gilgamo) appears to have been translated into many languages but I didn't find a Latin translation, does it exist?
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Where can I find large public domain texts in latin?

I need to have a large selection of free, publicly available texts in Latin on the internet, hoping to train an neural network (computer algorithm) on it. It would eventually be able to generate ...
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Is there any new published book that is written in latin?

I wondered that is there any new book that is written in latin publishing now ? Like new latin books in 21st century. If so what is the difference of new published books from the literature of ...
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What are some notable works never translated from Latin?

I guess most, if not all, of classical-period works that have survived, were translated. But I'm certain many of the medieval era works were never published in a language other than their Latin ...
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What does "Vivamus vel libero perit Americae" on Hannity's new book mean?

Sean Hannity is coming out with a new book called Live Free or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink. At the bottom is a perplexing subtitle in Latin: VIVAMUS VEL LIBERO PERIT AMERICAE Here's ...
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Meaning of "cum inter nonnullos"

I'm reading The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco, which has a lot of Latin phrases and expressions, since the story is set in the 14th century and the protagonist is a franciscan friar. The expression ...
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How was the original Ovid Metamorphoses formatted/punctuated most likely?

What punctuation was used in Classical Latin? was very insightful, but it doesn't go into specifics. Wikipedia says we don't have any original sources of Ovid's Metamorphoses until the 9th or 10th ...
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Who produced and sold ancient Roman literature?

A number of books were written in the Roman antiquity, and I would like to understand how they came to be. This question does not concern Latin language directly, but a technical aspect related to its ...
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Elementary Grade Latin Programs: Macrons

So, I'm in the USA, looking to teach my kids Latin, and casting about at different programs. What I'm noticing is that most, if not all, elementary-age Latin books (I'm talking about, say, third grade ...
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Confusion regarding reference to Latin in "Infinite Jest" book

In he book Infinite Jest there is a part where a character says It strikes me that EXIT signs would look to a native speaker of Latin like red-lit signs that say HE LEAVES. What does this mean?
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asustilbar (?): a strange word from the Tractatus de Herbis

There is a following illustration (f. 28r) in the Tractatus de Herbis: (Here is a link to an image with high resolution.) It is written in Wikipedia that "Apparently the artist has confused his ...
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Is this printing style common in Latin books?

I was studying this book and it surprised me that the bottom right of every page includes the first syllable (?) of the next page's first word. An example below (Leges, Quif): Following my ...
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