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What Happened to Whitaker's Words?

Don't worry it still exists. My problem is that I like speaking Latin, and Whitaker's Words has been my go-to for English to Latin translation. In the last couple of months, they have removed their ...
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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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Neolatin and contemporary Latin dictionary

What are some good, reliable English–Latin dictionary of Neolatin and contemporary Latin. The best one I've found so far is Morgan's Lexcon of Neo-Latin and Contemporary Latin Usage on the Paideia ...
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What Latin translations exist of Dante's Divine Comedy?

Dante wrote the Divine Comedy in his native Italian rather than Latin, although there were efforts to make Latin translations over the ensuing centuries. I'm looking to find Latin translations which ...
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Wolves or foxes in Latin literature? [closed]

I'm doing a research project and I'm examining comparisons between animals in different aspects of classical Latin literature. I was wondering if you had any suggestions for examples of wolves and ...
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Sources for Roman graffiti of Pompeii and Herculaneum

I'm beginning to learn about vulgar latin and I came across the following verses which is one of the graffiti preserved by the lava. Quisquis ama valia, peria qui nosci amare. Bis tanti peria ...
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Resources for pronouncing Greek

Similar to our question about the pronunciation of Latin, I believe it would be very useful for users to have a single question to reference for resources for pronouncing Greek. Greek, as with Latin, ...
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Are there Latin grammars and dictionaries made for writers?

When composing Latin prose, I often regret not knowing a dictionary and grammar organized in a way that makes writing easier. In particular, I wonder if there is (preferably in English, French, or ...
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Where I can find Old Latin word list?

Where I can find a list of Old Latin words where they differ from Classical Latin? Are words like oinos and comoinis attested, or they are reconstructions?
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Resource request: formation of the Greek infinitive, including Homeric Greek

As suggested by cmw, I'm spinning off this resource request from an earlier question that was long and unwieldy. Can anyone suggest resources that do a good job of giving a complete presentation of ...
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Latin translation of "The Great Canon", hymn by St. Andrew of Crete?

The Great Canon, as it is normally known in the Orthodox Church and beyond, is a very lengthy hymn (formally, a canon) by St. Andrew of Crete, dating from the 7th century, and used until today during ...
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Where can I read the introductions to the Latin Dictionaries

If you want to read Lewis' introduction to his own dictionary it's not easy to find out where this is, same with Gaffiot, same with Labaigue and Georges. (The Oxford Latin Dictionary is not available ...
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Book for exercises

do you know any book for the exercises in Latin. I'm looking for something similar to Hans Orbergs' exercitia book. If you know any, please let me know.
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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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What monolingual text editions are available?

I am a beginner and making quite good progress with Ovid. Rete utile est. To start with Ovid I bought the Loeb edition of Metamorphoses, Books 1 to 8. But I anticipate that when I have finished this ...
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How can I learn more about Latin scansion?

Rebeginner here (I studied Latin decades ago at school). I was just wondering whether there were any sources where you can find some Latin classical poetry texts with scansion added by people who know....
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Grammatical terminology

Do you know the book that describes the origin of grammatical terms, gives their definition, explains why they are called the way they are etc. (e. g. what is "conjugation", why do we call ...
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Is there a dictionary for pronunciation explanations?

All dictionaries I have seen that state vowel quantities simply state them but do not explain how the quantity of each vowel was determined. The same goes for the distinctions between vocalic and ...
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Who is the ancient author "Dion." writing in Greek on bankruptcy law?

I have a book on the old Roman law (Twelve Tables) citing a Greek source for a detail on the bankruptcy/execution law. It is named "Dion." but I did not find a fitting work of a "...
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Set of texts of increasing difficulty

I am looking for resources to progress in Latin reading. In particular, I would like a set of texts (for example short stories or fables) whose difficulty increases as you go along.
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What do the author numbers in PHI5.3 mean?

In Packhum's Latin corpus (PHI5.3), each author is identified by a four-digit code. For example, Caesar is 0448, while Cicero is 0474, and Seneca the Younger is 1017. Each work is then given a three-...
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Online classes for learning Classical Latin

Does anyone have any recommendations on online video classes for learning Classical Latin? I have bought courses on Udemy.com, for example, for web development and saw that there are a few different ...
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How do I access the PHI 5.3 corpus through CLTK?

CLTK (the Classical Languages ToolKit) seems to contain several tools to work with the Packhum Latin corpus. However, the actual setup process seems to require the use of several different tools, none ...
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How can a computer tell the difference between I and J?

Most modern editions don't distinguish vocalic I from consonantal J. Most of the time, this doesn't create any real ambiguity. However, for certain purposes it can be useful to know the difference: ...
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A list of common different spelling-variants

The beginner (like me) might occasionally find a word he is not familiar with. It is usually easy to retrieve the base-form (nom. or stem for a verb) and find it in a dictionary. Even more, there are ...
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What are popular fonts for polytonic Greek?

There are quite a lot of fonts available for writing Latin, which have been designed for easy legibility and contain all the letters of the Latin alphabet. For the Greek alphabet, however, most modern ...
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19th century Latin textbooks?

What textbooks were used to teach Neo-Latin in primary, secondary, and higher education schools during the 19th century?
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An introduction to Latin etymology?

I've never studied etymology, but I find myself interested in how words came into Latin and how Latin gave rise to words in other languages. There are many sources for finding the etymology of a given ...
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A good book on Scientific Latin?

May I request someone to suggest a good book on Scientific Latin? I am looking for a good book on Scientific Latin with emphasis on naming fauna and flora and the grammar of nomenclature. I would ...
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Online Latin Synonyms and Other Crossword Resources

Are there any online searchable synonym lists, i.e. thesauri? I don't mean scanned versions of books, I mean apps or search engines that list synonyms given a specific search word. I am interested in ...
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Old illustrated books showing daily life in ancient Greece or Rome

When I was learning French, I found it very helpful to work on my vocabulary using a picture book called First Thousand Words in French. For example, it would have something like a full-page picture ...
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A good source for macrons et apices?

I try to learn Latin vocabulary with macrons. But online dictionaries, either don't give the diacritic, or give them only for the nominative, have some errors, or give only macrons, and no apices. ...
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Is there a tool/website to see which non-Latin words are derived from a given Latin word?

One way I use to learn Latin vocabulary is to seek for derived Spanish/English words which meaning I know. For instance, gressus derived into egresar and ingresar, Spanish words which mean to exit ("e[...
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A software in Latin?

I visited a webpage translating a bunch of IT words into Latin, so I know the vocabulary does exist. As I'm an avid language learner, sometimes I download apps and software in a foreign language to ...
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Are the two types of lustra distinguishable?

One meaning of the word lustrum is a sacrifice for purification done every five years; another is a house of ill repute. I'd always figured that the two were complete homophones. However, someone ...
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Is Duolingo good for Latin?

On August 28*, 2019 Duolingo announced its Latin course for English speakers. Out of curiosity, I subscribed, but I'm just starting to peek into it. My question is (if anyone has tried it in depth ...
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Is there any database on idiomatic expressions in Latin?

It is often said that one has an excellent command of a language when one is able to use it in an idiomatic way, which typically involves making use of Idioms and Collocations, i.a. There are many ...
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How to start learning Latin?

I am a newbie to this language so I don't know where to start. I am ready to take a lot of effort and would really like to know how to master this language. How can I get started with learning Latin?
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Please recommend Reference Grammar for someone with an undergraduate degree in Linguistics

Like this Reddit post 'submitted on 15 Sep 2011', let's assume that the reader has at least an undergraduate degree in Linguistics. I don't know if this commenter had known of the 2006 edn of Allen ...
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What trustworthy books in French introduce Latin?

To wit, I'm seeking a French equivalent of Wheelock's Latin. I'm not asking about natural approaches like Lingua Latina.
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What's the easiest way to find an entry in Lewis and Short?

When I come across a word I don't recognize, or I need to check the conjugation pattern for a verb, I usually default to Lewis and Short. Perseus's lookup tool provides a nice means to locate any ...
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Is there a descriptive modern Latin grammar?

There is a lot of Latin grammars out there, but here I am looking for a specific kind: a descriptive modern Latin grammar. By modern Latin I mean the Latin of our own era. I would like it to be as ...
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A Latin text with dependency tree

I am looking for a Latin text that has word by word English translation and explanation. I mean after the translation, it explains that this word has ablative case and that has nominative or this verb ...
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How do I type Macrons on an Android device?

How do I type Macrons on an Android device?
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Self-teaching: Good resource for learning subjunctive

I am self-teaching Latin and have no instructors to whom I can ask questions. I am at a loss for learning subjunctive (mostly its uses and translating into English) and would like a resource that ...
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How do I locate a classical quotation?

This recent question brought up the quotation numqvam est ille miser cui facile est mori. A bit of Google indicates that this (probably) comes from Seneca. But from there, how would I find the ...
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Roman adage: The best death

There is a very famous quotation from one of the Roman authors to the effect that the best death is the one for which you can choose the time, and the second best is the one that comes unexpected. For ...
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Less complicated Latin texts to continue reading after highschool

So I realise this might not be a well defined question, but I hope it can still classify as not being a discussion. So I have just finished highschool and after 6 years of Latin, I am not quite ...
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Link to download Cambridge Latin course [closed]

I would want the assistance of someone who will provide me with a link to download Cambridge Latin course book 3 or upload to upload if you have
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How to search for nouns ending in -ile?

When I was researching for this question of mine, I wanted to find nouns similar to missile. I used the L&S on Perseus and searched for all words ending in -ile, but missile was not included. The ...
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