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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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Unable to find a source for "Cave quid optes"

After checking several online databases/dictionaries, I have been unable to find a source for what I assumed was a familiar Latin idiom, Cave quid optes. Could it be apocryphal? In an essay I'm ...
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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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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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