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Comment dire « s’il te plait ? » en latin classique

When asked to translate into Latin an English word that had different Latin equiva‑lents at different periods, a well‑trained Classicist normally produces the Ciceronian term; coming up with a Plautine word that was superseded or even largely super‑seded by the first century B.c. is the mark of a specialist in early Latin. But the word ‘please’ is different: when asked …

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