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Geminos filios in ventre.

Plautus, Curculio: Gĕmĭnōs | īn vēn|tre hăbē|rĕ vĭdĕ|ōr fī|lĭōs. I look like I’m pregnant with twins. No comment.

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Regum rex regalior.

Today’s dictionary work, for acies (Cicero, Ad Atticum 10.7): Mea causa autem alia est, quod beneficio vinctus ingratus esse non possum, nec tamen in acie [me] sed Melitæ aut alio in loco simili [oppidulo] futurum puto. My case, though, is different, because I’m bound by a favor and can’t be ungrateful, but nevertheless I’m not […]

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A pox on parasites.

Plautus (Captivi 4.4): Dĭēs|pĭtēr | tē dī|qu(e), Ērgăsĭ|lĕ, pēr|dānt ēt | vēntrēm | tŭūm, părăsī|tōsqu(e) ōm|nīs, ēt | quī pōs|thāc cē|nām pără|sītīs | dăbīt. May Jupiter and the gods destroy you and your belly, Ergasilus—and all freeloaders—and whoever from now on offers dinner to freeloaders! I think I’ve gotten the hang of scanning these Plautine […]

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Haven't done one of these in a while.

Plautus (Mostellaria, 490–5). ―Ăĭt vē|nīss(e) īl|l(um) īn sōm|nīs ād | sē mōr|tŭōm. ―Nēmp(e) er|g(o) īn sōm|nīs? ―Ĭtă. |Sēd āus|cūltā | mŏdŏ. Ăĭt īl|l(um) hōc pāc|tō sĭbĭ | dīxīs|sĕ mōr|tŭōm. ―Īn sōm|nīs? ―Mī|rūm quīn | vĭgĭlān|tī dī|cĕrēt, qu(i) ăbhīnc | sēxā|gīnt(a) ān|nōs ōc|cīsūs | fŏrēt. Īntēr|d(um) ĭnēp|tē stūl|tŭs ēs. | Quīn tū | tăcēs? “He said a […]

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Scanning Plautus

Plautus (Casina 39-42): Īs sēr|vōs, sĕd ăb|hīnc ān|nōs fāc|t(um) ēst sē|dĕcīm, quōm cōn|spĭcā|tūst prī|mŭlō | crĕpūs|cŭlō pŭēl|l(am) ēxpō|nī, ădĭt | ēxtēm|pl(o) ād mŭlĭ|ĕrēm, qu(æ) īll(am) ēx|pōnē|bāt: ō|rāt, ŭt ĕ|ām dēt | sĭbĭ This servant—now, this happened sixteen years ago, when he managed to see a little girl being abandoned, at first light—immediately went up to […]

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