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Michael

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Ph.D. Cand. in Classical Languages. Conversant with all forms of the language: classical, mediaeval, and modern.

Maria

Italy
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returns 09/03/2014
I am an expert in Latin Language and Literature and I'll be glad to answer any questions concerning this matter.

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2014-08-27 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.In  “….Quae primum bene parta sit nullo neque turpi quaestu neque odioso,…” (Cicero, De Officiis, I, 92)the double negative “nullo” and “neque … neque…” depends on the fact that “neque…neque”

2014-08-25 grammar:

Dear Robert,    In "…Miserrima...est ambitio honorumque contentio,de qua praeclare apud eundem est Platonem..” (Cicero, De Officiis,I,87) you are correct in thinking that “ambitio honorumque contentio”

2014-08-24 Ceriolum:

You didn't indicate the Greek word to which the Latin word was associated, but "ceriolum" is used in Late Latin for a small wax taper.  The derivation is from the Classical Latin "cereus," meaning a wax

2014-08-24 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.Here’s the literal translation for “…. alii studiosi optimi cuiusque videantur ….(Cicero, De Officiis,I,85):”…others (alii ) seem (videantur, depending on “ut” in “evenit ut”) partial

2014-08-21 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.In “...temere autem in acie versari et manu cum hoste confligere immane quiddam et beluarum simile est” (Cicero, De Officiis, I, 81) the two present  infinitives “versari” and “confligere”

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