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Latin ligature "qz"?
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I would say that is a common abbreviation for "-que". Maybe you could find useful Cappelli's Dizionario di Abbreviature latine (a very detailed repertory of latin abbreviations). Take a look here. ...

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What is the meaning of this quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero?
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The first part of your quotation is not from Cicero, but from the Apologeticus Adversos Gentes pro Christianis (3,2) by Tertullian (c. 155 – c. 240 AD): Laudant quae sciunt, vituperant quae ...

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Why is it πῶς and not ὅπως? (Greek)
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πῶς is widely attested as an alternative for ὅπως in indirect interrogative clauses. Here are some examples of this use with the verb σκέπτομαι: Isocr. 1,35: σκόπει πρῶτον πῶς τὰ ἑαυτοῦ διῴκησεν ...

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Prefix chaining in Latin verbs
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For what I know, the double prefixation beginning with per- is the most productive (I quote only a few examples): perincertus [per+ in + certus] (Sall. hist. 4,1,2 [Gell. 18,4,4]: perincertum ...

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'Conclusio sequitur ex premissis' or 'sequitur conclusio ex premissis'?
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I give some real examples taken from medieval latin: ex his praemissis haec sequitur conclusio (Saint Lawrence of Brindisi) sequitur ex praemissis ista conclusio (Ockham) haec / ista conclusio ...

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Latin translation of common adage: God helps those who help themselves
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It is a very ancient proverbial topos, widespread in Greece (cfr. Aeschylus, Pers. 742 and fr. inc. 395 Radt; Euripides, IT, 910-911) and Rome. In Latin you can consider: Varr. rust. 1,1,4: dei ...

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Latin declension of a proper name, especially a city name
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You could use this site: https://pleiades.stoa.org/. It is a great tool which provides data about ancient names of cities and places. It gives scientifically approved coordinates of places, detailed ...

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Is "ab octo vocibus" a correct translation of "for eight voices"?
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No: if I have interpreted it correctly, "for eight voices" indicates the instrument by which the action takes place, which in this case are the voices of those who have to sing: the sentence ...

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Trying to translate "Master Thyself" into Latin
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I would suggest Tui dominus esto, which is also attested and reflects the typical conciseness of these gnomic sayings. For example, you can find it in Scaliger's Poemata: Tui dominus esto. Te te ...

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How did velle give rise to vel?
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The interpretation of the origin of vel from a second person indicative of volo is proved by the comparison with the Umbrian "heris - heris", 2. pers. from *herio = volo (Hofmann – Szantyr p. 501). ...

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Proper parsing of "respondeo dicendum quod"
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First of all, the use of the accusative gerund without preposition isn't verifiable with certainty until medieval Latin (LG II § 203 p. 377), despite AALTO pp. 82-85 quotes some passages of archaic ...

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Is *Numidius* an Ancient Roman name?
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There are various epigraphical references of Numidius as a nomen: CIL VIII 23074 (Ain Batria): Aurelius Numidius P[3]nsi[3] CIL X 3824 (Capua): Cn(aeum) Numidium / Astragalum CIL XIV ...

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Looking for a reference in Greek
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Stobaeus 2,31,16a quotes the trimeter as part of the same sequence of the first two trimeters, which come from Sophocles' Phthiotides (fr. *694 Radt), but it was secluded from Nauck, who assigned it ...

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When to use βλέπω versus ὁράω?
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The absolute meaning of βλέπω is "to see", "have the power of sight" (opposed to τυφλός εἰμι, cfr. LSJ ad l.): S. OT 302-303: πόλιν μέν, εἰ καὶ μὴ βλέπεις, φρονεῖς δ' ὅμως / οἵᾳ ...

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A word for bad quality joke
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Following Cic. de orat. 2,218, I would think about two words describing this particular verborum lusus for which you are asking for: cum duo genera sint facetiarum, alterum aequabiliter in omni ...

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Does scansion ever require synizesis of two similar vowels?
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The word "sŭŭs" is always counted as a sequence of two distinct vowels in latin hexameter, as you can see, for example, in Verg. georg. 4,190: In noctem, fessosque sopōr sŭŭs ōccŭpăt artus in Ov. ...

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Qui mihi decipulus?
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There seems to be an error: it is not "decipulus", but "discipulus". Qui mihi discipulus, puer es cupis atque doceri     Huc ades, haec animo concipe dicta tuo. This is the ...

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Why or when do we use Genitive to say you're in a place
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IN + accusative indicates ENTRANCE to a place: insulae incolae in silvam veniunt (the inhabitants of the island arrive in the woods). AD + accusative indicates APPROACH to a place: ferae ad silvas ...

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What does "ad minūtim" mean? Does it mean the same as "minūtus"?
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No: minutim is an adverb derived from the past participle minutus (from minuo) plus the suffix -im, used to form adverbs with a distributive meaning often derived from past participles (such as cursim ...

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Do vocative forms of participles exist?
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Sure! Try to do this kind of search: https://latin.packhum.org/search?q=iture

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Translating "taller by a head"
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For the construction of a phrase it is good praxis to look at what classical authors (especially Cicero) did. I haven't found a comparative use of the adjective procerus. However, the phrase "to ...

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Is it correct to say, "Additionem in prima, secunda, et tertia syllogismi"?
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Given that syllogismus is masculine, and to indicate anything over which you exercise an activity you have to use in + ablative, if I have correctly understand what you mean, the correctly translation ...

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Words that unexpectedly but consistently scan long
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Hoc is always scanned long in classical poetry, because it is the same as *hocc (from *hocce < *hodce). I give only a couple of examples, but you can check by yourself using http://www.pedecerto.eu/...

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The lowest form of humor
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For a detailed account of that subject you can see the first two chapter of the book A Cultural History of Humour. From Antiquity to the Present Day, ed. by Jan Bremmer and Hermann Roodenburg, (Wiley: ...

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Grammatical modification of quote attributed to Appius Claudius Crassus Caecus (340-273 B.C)
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The quotation is attributed to Appius Claudius Caecus by the Pseudo-Sallust, Epistula ad Caesarem senem de republica 1,1,2: sed res docuit id verum esse, quod in carminibus Appius ait, fabrum esse ...

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Aeolic and Ionic personal pronouns: paradigms for recitation?
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As this article suggests, Aeolian forms have sometimes been maintained where the metric would have admitted the substitution of an ionism. I advise you to read it because you will find a list of ...

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Should you repeat the same verb twice in a ὁ μὲν ... ὁ δέ construction?
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First of all you need to eliminate the article τοὺς, as ἀγαθοὺς is a predicative adjective with nominal value ("we believed that they were good friends" and not "We believed that they were the good ...

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Approaches to translating "without + verb"
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The only attested use of gerund of nicto which I found is from the s. 10 p.C., by a certain Eugenius Vulgarius (Monumenta Germaniae Historica Poetae Latini Medii Aevi 4/1, Berlin 1899, p. 414): ...

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Choosing conjunctive tenses in a clause subordinate to a subordinate clause
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If we have a subordinate clause depending on superordinate conjunctive clause, we must consider the tense of the conjunctive: (A) present or perfect "logic" (assimilable to a present), it should be ...

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English adjective derived from Latin for "per equal amount of datapoints"
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I would call it an isoplethic or homoplethic average measurement. It is a Greek compound formed of ἴσος ("same", "equal") and πλῆθος (which usually mean "big quantity", ...

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