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How One Latin Sentence Can Teach You SO Much Posted by on Sep 25, 2013

The foundation story of Rome can be found in Book I of Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita (From the Founding of the City)  (Literally: From the City having been founded). Thus, Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita begins with the founding of Rome and progress to his modern day. Let us attempt to translate one sentence…

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Brittany Britanniae, I presume? Posted by on Jul 10, 2013

Salvete Omnes! (Hello Everyone!), I am so honored and excited to become part of Transparent Language’s Latin Blog. So, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brittany, but for this blog I have adopted the epithet of “Brittany Britanniae” (which means Brittany “of Britain” and this is the singular genitive form of the feminine noun “Britannia” or…

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Syntax: ablative Posted by on Sep 18, 2012

The overall value of the ablative is to indicate the external circumstances, the relationship between the process and the external thing. Latin ablative represents the mix of three primitive cases: the ablative, the instrumental-sociative and the locative. Latin unified the old values ​​of these three cases into one, except the few remaining locative cases. This…

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Some Latin prepositions Posted by on Dec 24, 2011

Accusative prepositions: Latin English Latin English Ad To, towards, up to, until Adversus Toward, against Ante Before Apud Among, in the presence of, at, at the house of Circa, circum,circiter About Contra Against, opposite Erga Toward, about Extra Outside, beyond Infra Under, below Inter Among, between Intra In Iuxta Close to, next to, near to…

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In, On, Into Posted by on May 22, 2010

Let’s compare the two sentences below : 1) In scholā sunt = They are in the school 2) In īnsulā sunt = They are on the island In the first sentence “In” means “in” in English, but in the second sentence “In” means “on” in English. Also, the words that modified “In” like scholā and īnsulā…

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The Ablative Continued Posted by on Apr 28, 2010

For today’s lesson, we’ll learn how to say “with” or “without”. Both will be in the ablative. Ad īnsulam nāvigat cum scaphā = He is sailing to the island with a boat “Cum” means “with” and the word it modifies will be in the ablative. Ad casam sine aquā ambulant = They are walking to the house without…

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