Friday, August 31, 2007

pridie Kal. Sept.

Qui genus jactat suum, aliena laudat.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

a.d. III Kal. Sept.

Esto perpetua.
–Motto of Idaho

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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

a.d. IV Kal. Sept.

Tam deest avaro quod habet quam quod non habet.
–Publilius Syrus

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

a.d. V Kal. Sept.

Externus hostis maximum in urbe concordiae vinculum.

Monday, August 27, 2007

a.d. VI Kal. Sept.

Musica est mentis medicina maestae.

Friday, August 24, 2007

a.d. IX Kal. Sept.

Calamitas virtutis occasio est.

Locus: de Providentia 4.6

Thursday, August 23, 2007

a.d. X Kal. Sept.

Roma caput mundi.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

a.d. XI Kal. Sept.

Virtutis amore.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

a.d. XII Kal. Sept.

Vox populi vox Dei.

Monday, August 20, 2007

a.d. XIII Kal. Sept.

Otium sine litteris mors est et hominis vivi sepultura.

Locus: Moral Epistles 82

Friday, August 17, 2007

a.d. XVI Kal. Sept.

Salus populi suprema lex.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

a.d. XVII Kal. Sept.

Magna vis conscientatiae.

Locus: pro Milone 23.61

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

a.d. XVIII Kal. Sept.

Dux vitae ratio.
–Motto of Phi Beta Kappa

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

a.d. XIX Kal. Sept.

Bonus animus in mala re dimidium est mali.

Locus: Pseudolus 452

Monday, August 13, 2007

a.d. Id. Aug.

Ex vitiis alterius sapiens emendat suum.
–Publilius Syrus

Friday, August 10, 2007

a.d. IV Id. Aug.

In casu extremae necessitatis omnia sunt communia.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

a.d. V Id. Aug.

Ignorantia legis neminem excusat.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

a.d. VI Id. Aug.

Bonae mentis soror est paupertas.

Locus: Satyricon 84

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

a.d. VII Id. Aug.

Silentium est signum sapientiae et loquacitas est signum stultitiae.
–Petrus Alphonsus

Friday, August 03, 2007

a.d. III Non. Aug.

Equi donati dentes non inspiciuntur
–St. Jerome

Thursday, August 02, 2007

a.d. IV Non. Aug.

Sapiens qui prospicit.
–Motto of Malvern College

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Introduction to Latin Prose Composition

Introduction to Latin Prose Composition
by Milena Minkova

This book is a unique reference tool for anyone already acquainted with the fundamentals of Latin. It provides easy and efficient access to a variety of subjects in Latin composition. The ten chapters deal with conveying messages (simple sentences), creating a text (connecting independent sentences), communicating complex messages (subordination), expressing relationships within a clause, word order, and vocabulary. Plentiful examples foster a close familiarity with the Latin language, which can help develop Latin compositional skills and in turn make access to any Latin text easier and more pleasant.

The last two chapters propose practical exercises for reworking ancient texts and composing Latin following ancient models.

• Ten chapters total, with detailed Table of Contents for easy reference
• Last two chapters act as a guide to reworking Latin texts and free composition
• Bibliography

Milena Minkova is the author of The Personal Names of the Latin Inscriptions from Bulgaria to Their Attribution and The Protean Ratio, and of articles on Latin composition, lexicology and lexicography, and the spread of the Latin language. She has done research at the University of Geneva as Kazarow scholar, at the University of Heidelberg as DAAD scholar, at the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies in Naples, and is a regular fellow of Academia Latinitati Fovendae. She is coauthor (with Terence Tunberg) of Reading Livy’s Rome (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2005) and Latin for the New Millennium (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2008).

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