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I have been trying to learn Latin. It is difficult. My main incentive was that, from time to time, I come across Latin phrases in books. It annoyed me that having spent three years attending Latin classes at school, I could never translate anything.


Anyway, I am reading The Red and the Black by Stendhal. The lead character, Julien Sorel, is studying to become a priest. The seminary is a nest of vipers.


Quid tibi dixerunt? [What did they say to you?]

Erit tibi, fili mi, successor meus tanquam leo quarens quem devorit. [Because for you, my son, my successor will be as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour]

Cornelii Taciti opera omnia [The complete works of Tacitus]


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