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2015-10-02 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.In “…..impune illi erit?” (Seneca, De Ira, 3.26.2) the adverb “impune” is not used as an adj. for “erit”, while  “illi” is just a dative of advantage meaning “for him”/”to him”).  Note

2015-09-29 English to Latin:

Hello,    the literal meaning of “machina aeterna”, which is in the  nominative case, i.e. the case that  Latin uses to indicate the subject of a sentence, is just “eternal machine”.    It is therefore

2015-09-28 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.In “…..nam si qua alia in Philippo virtus, fuit et contumeliarum patientia…” (Seneca, De Ira, 3.23.2) the adjective “alia” ( nominative feminine singular ) which agrees with “qua…. virtus”

2015-09-24 grammar:

Dear Robert,    1.“….nec quicquam subministrabat sterilis humanoque ignota vestigio regio…” (Seneca, De Ira, 3.20.2) means: “ …nor (nec) the  unfruitful (sterilis, agreeing with the subject “regio”) and

2015-09-23 Phrasing inquiry:

Hello,    both “Per aspera ad astra” and “Ad astra per aspera” are correct and have the same meaning, i.e. “To the stars through difficulties” in the sense  that by overcoming trials one becomes strong

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