Guide for Writing Latin: Consisting of Rules and Examples for Practice ...

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Allen, Morrill and Wardwell, 1845 - Latin language - 514 pages
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This is a large book over 21MB and consists of over 500 pages.
It contains a series of exercises in Latin prose Composition
with appropriate guidance on Grammar.

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Page 466 - Brevis a natura nobis vita data est: at memoria bene redditae vitae sempiterna. Quae si non esset longior quam haec vita, quis esset tam amens qui maximis laboribus et periculis ad summam laudem gloriamque contenderet?
Page 443 - Horum ego summorum im- 1 peratorum non modo res gestas non antepono meis, sed ne fortunam quidem ipsam, qua illi florentissima, nos duriore conflictati videmur; quis enim potest aut deserta per se patria aut oppressa beatus esse?
Page 8 - Ad, adversus (adversum), ante, apud, circa, circum, circiter, cis, citrS, contra, erga, extra, Infra, inter, intra, juxta, ob, penes, per, pone, post, praeter, prope, propter, secundum, supra, trans, ultra, versus : Ad urbem, to the city.
Page 37 - The first person takes precedence of the second, and the second of the third.
Page 344 - This he sets out to prove as follows: Every animal, as soon as it is born, seeks for pleasure, and delights in it as the Chief Good, while it recoils from pain as the Chief Evil, and so far as possible avoids it. This it does as long as it remains unperverted, at the prompting of Nature's own unbiased and honest verdict. Hence Epicurus refuses to admit any necessity for argument or discussion to...
Page 409 - ... fuisse, si mihi Integra omnia ac libera fuissent. Nam neque pugnandum arbitrarer contra tantas opes, neque delendum, etiamsi id fieri posset, summorum civium principatum, neque permanendum in una sententia, conversis rebus ac bonorum voluntatibus immutatis, sed temporibus assentiendum. Numquam enim...
Page 344 - Restat locus, huic disputatiom vel maxime necessarius, de amicitia, quam, si voluptas summum sit bonum, affirmatis nullam omnino fore : de qua Epicurus quidem ita dicit : " omnium rerum, quas ad beate vivendum sapientia comparaverit, nihil esse majus amicitia, nihil uberius, nihil jucundius.
Page 461 - Ut vero cuneis res patuit omnibus, as soon as it was known in all parts of the amphitheatre, either to all at once, or to one after the other; Princeps ab universis capite est protrusus foras, all at once cried out that he should be driven out of the place. Omnis is opposed to nullus, or to pauci ; totus to pars ; cuncti to scjuncti ; universi to singuli.
Page 149 - To entreat, to demand something of some one, ab aliquo aliquid precari, pos cfire, etc. These verbs very seldom occur in the passive. In the few examples which are found, the personal accusative is the subject of the passive, and the accusative of the thing remains; eg / have been asked my opinion, (ego) sententiam rogatus sum; money is demanded of you, poscgris pecuniam.
Page 424 - It is possible that any one may think correctly, and yet not be able to express elegantly what he thinks, et — polite eloqui non possit.

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