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What does perfect mean?

Perfect…we use this word incredibly often, yet do we really know what it means? Of course, in modern parlance it means “flawless,” reference to any dictionary will prove this. More importantly, when one says that something is perfect, it is … Continue reading

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The Confessions

The Confessions of St. Aurelius Augustine In thirteen books Book I I. 1 You are great, O Lord, and greatly praiseworthy: great is Your strength and Your wisdom is beyond numeration. Man wishes to praise You, a part of Your … Continue reading

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Selections from the Metamorphoses of Ovid

Book I Prologue My mind intends to speak of forms changed into new bodies. O gods, inspire the work which I begin—for you changed yourselves and those things— And establish my poem perpetual From the first source of the world … Continue reading

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Why I dislike the Classical pronunciation of Latin

As a student of Latin, I often come across a problem with which most students of language never have to deal: “How to pronounce it?” As the language has developed, so has its pronunciation. If English is spoken differently in the … Continue reading

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