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2014-09-14 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.In “… ut nonnulli omissa imitatione maiorum suum quoddam institutum consequantur” (Cicero, De Officiis, I, 116)  “omissa imitatione” is exactly an abl. abs. literally  meaning “…imitation

2014-09-12 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.In “… ideo quia nihil decet invita Minerva, ut aiunt, id est adversante et repugnante natura” (Cicero, De Officiis, I, 110) the expression “id est …”  explains the ablative absolute “invita

2014-09-11 Translation:

Hello,    “The secrets of a friend” is the correct translation of “Arcana amici”  where the neuter plural “arcana”  means “the secrets” and the genitive singular “amici” means “of a friend”. (Read more

2014-09-10 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.In “Erat in L. Crasso, in L. Philippo multus lepos…” (Cicero, De Officiis, book 1, chapter 108) the masculine singular nominative  “lepos” (or “lepor”, 3rd declension) means “wit”, “humour”

2014-09-09 INRI:

Hello,    The N in INRI, which are the initial letters for the Latin title that Pontius Pilate wrote over the head of Jesus Christ on the cross, stands for “Nazarenus”, as we read in the Latin text of

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