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Quo

In order that

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Verius tradere posteris possis

You might be able to hand it down more truthfully to future generations

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Erat Miseni

He was at Misenum

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Praesens

In person

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Classem(que) imperio...regebat

He was in command of the fleet with power

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Nonum kal. Septembres

On the ninth day before the Kalends of September (24th August)

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Hora fere septima

At around the seventh hour

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Indicat ei

She pointed out to him (that)

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Apparere

Was appearing

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Quae visa est ei

This seemed to him

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Ut

As one might expect

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Eruditissimo viro

For a very scholarly man

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Magna

Important

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Noscenda

Worth investigating

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Propius(que)

At closer quarters

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Iubet (present)

He ordered/s

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Liburnicam parari

A fast boat to be prepared

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Una

With him

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Vellem

I wanted

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Studere me malle

I prefer to study

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Quod scriberem

Something to write

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Accipit codicillos Rectinae

He received notes of Rectina

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Tasci

The wife of Tascius

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Imminenti

Threatening

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Nam villa eius subiacebat

For her house was lying under it

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Nec ulla nisi navibus fuga

And there was not any escape except by ships

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Se...eriperet

He rescue her from

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Tanto discrimini

Such a great danger

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Vertit ille consilium

He changed his plan

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Quod studioso animo inceperat

What he had begun with a studious mind

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Obit maximo

He accomplished with a heroic (mind/one)

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Deducit quadriremes

He launched the war ships

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Ascendit ipse

He himself embarked

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Laturus auxilium

Intending to bring help

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Non Rectinae modo

Not only to Rectina

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Sed multis

But to many

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Amoenitas orae

That delightful stretch of coast

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Erat...frequens

Was densely populated

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Illuc

To that place

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Recta gubernacula

Straight rudders

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Rectum(que) cursum

In a course straight (into)

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In periculum

Into the danger

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Adeo solutus metu

So much freed from fear

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Omnes illius mali motus

All the movements of that disaster

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Ut deprenderat oculis

That he had observed with his own eyes

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Omnes figuras

All the features

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Incidebat

Was falling (on)

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Cinis

The ash

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Quo propius accederent

The nearer they approached

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Pumices...lapidesque

Pumices and stones

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Nigri et ambusti et fracti igne

Black and scorched and broken by the fire

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Vadum subitum

There was sudden shallow water

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Obstantia

Blocked

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Ruina montis

By the debris of the mountain

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Haesitat paulisper

He hesitated for a short time

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An

Whether

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Retro navigaret

To sail back

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Gubernatori

To the helmsman

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Ut ita faceret monenti

Advising him to do so

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Fortes...fortuna adiuvat

Fortune helps brave people

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Stabiis

At Stabiae

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Diremptus sinu medio

Separated [from Hurculaneum] by the intervening bay

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Mare...infunditur

For the sea is being run in

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Sensim

Gently

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Circumactis curvatisque litoribus

By sweeping and curving shores

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Nondum

Not yet

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Valde conspicuum

Was very much obvious

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Posuerat

Had placed

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Sarcinas...in naves

His luggage in ships

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Certus fugae

Resolved on flight

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Contrarius ventus

The opposing wind

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Resedisset

Subsided

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Petis ut...scribam

You ask that I might write

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Quo...secundissimo

With this very favourable wind

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Invectus

Having sailed in

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Amplectitur (pr)

He embraced

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Trepidantem

The trembling man

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Consolatur

He cheered him

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Hortatur

He encouraged him

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Utque timorem...leniret

And in order to calm down his fear

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Eius sua securitate

With his own composure

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Ferri

(That) he be carried

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In balineum

Into the bath

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Lotus

Having bathed

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Recumbit

He reclined

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Cenat

He dined

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Aut...aut

Either...or

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Hilaris

Cheerful

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Quod est aeque magnum

Which is equally important

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Similis hilari

Pretending to be cheerful