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Bilingual Latin/Greek and English texts online?

I'm currently about halfway through Ανάβασις by Ξενοφών. I think possibly I might have a crack at Herodotus Histories after that. I found a great source for a bilingual edition of Ανάβασις in Greek ...
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Where can I find a TM/Answer Key for Jenney’s First Year Latin Text?

I teach Latin using Jenney’s First Year Latin at a local school and it’s been cumbersome to do so without a TM/ answer key for the text and workbook. Does anyone know where I can find a copy of the ...
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What are the classical attestions of "duodeviginti" and "undeviginti"?

Calling eighteen and nineteen "two from twenty" and "one from twenty" has always felt like a bit of joke to me, especially since modern uses of Latin and all her daughter languages ...
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Next book/learning tool

What would you suggest as a next step for books or learning tools for Classical Latin? In the last 4 years I've completed Duolingo Latin, read Lingua Latina and Cambridge Latin a few times along with ...
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Reading books once you have finished "Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Colloquia Personarum" [duplicate]

Which books can I use to progress in Latin reading once I have finished Lingua Latina per se Illustrata: Colloquia Personarum? The degree of difficulty should correspond more or less to the level you ...
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Resources for usages of "accusativus cum infinitivo"

Where I can find a comprehensive explanation of the different usages of the "accusativus cum infinitivo" structure? In my Latin grammar book, I've found that it's used with verba dicendi (...
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Learning Russian through Latin: Which book should I use?

I have achieved my goal in learning Latin, which is to be able to read more or less fluently both classical and Renaissance authors. So I think it would be fun to use Latin to learn my next language: ...
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Which Latin Translations of Modern Literature Stay True to Classical Latin?

While exploring the List of Latin translations of modern literature, I was drawn to Hobbitus Ille, translated by Mark Walker. However, based on reviews from Amazon.com and Texkit, it seems the ...
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Source for: "Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur"

Who originally said: Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur Wikipedia cites both Augustine and Plutarch. Anyone know fuller/better where this saying first came from?
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Funny Latin book about etymology and grammar

Are there funny Latin books about the etymology of words, like Word Perfect by Susie Dent for English etymology, or Have You Eaten Grandma? by Gyles Brandreth for English grammar?
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Which spell-checker can be used when writing in Latin on a computer?

So, I am interested, does any spell-checker software today (Aspell, Hunspell...) support Latin? Does it work well enough to be useful?
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Tool for identifying unique words and sorting by frequency?

There are various useful dictionary tools, like Dickinson's College Latin Core Vocabulary, which gives you the top 1000 Latin words (not sure what corpus they're using, but I assume it's one that's ...
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Book on History of Plant Names and their category and variety

In Pliny's History of Nature, the author writes about different kind of trees and their varieties, but as per this book "when certain that a Latin or Greek name is generally equivalent to an ...
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What translation of the Bible to read?

I am not particularly interested in Christian theology but I want to read the Bible in Latin to improve my reading skills and broaden my historical background. Which translation should I choose? ...
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Recitation of the Iliad

I'm a beginner in Ancient Greek trying to learn about pronouciation. I'm particularly interested in Homer's Iliad. I'm aware that this is a controversial topic, to put it mildly, so I don't expect ...
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What etymological dictionaries of Latin are there?

In many cases, I want to look up cognates or PIE reconstructions for Latin words, and it would be nice to have a more scholarly source than Wiktionary. What are the standard reference works in this ...
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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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