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April 17, 2017 at 7:01 pm #2330
Salvette, If you would be so kind, could someone look over the Latin grammar for this collegium, I would really like to get it off the gound. Thank you!quote :quote :April 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm #9669
L. Livius mag. Ti. Publicio sal.
Here are my suggested edits. They pretty much correspond entirely to the suggestions made by my colleague, Horatia Adamas:quote Postumus Galerius Galba:
Vale.April 20, 2017 at 4:56 am #9703
L. Horatia Adamas L. Livio Senecæ Postumo Galerio Galbæ omnibusque S.P.D.
In addition to the corrections in red noted by my colleague Seneca, all of which I endorse (and had earlier suggested), I would like to point out that in such formal texts, the standard practice is that one writes more formally, and says ‘two  officers’ and ‘one  year term’ using both the word and the numeral, and that one eschews ampersands [&] and informal language in general.
Secondly, the first item under "Good Standing" is open to interpretation. For example, if someone favors the Confederate side in the U.S. Civil War, that might be "offensive" to some members and result in unwarranted expulsions. The same is true of any war, including the U.S. Revolutionary War. Someone in an international organization might take offense, and try to oust another person for having a different viewpoint. These days too many people take offense at the least little thing.
I would also object to another provision under this heading; inability to contact someone may indicate that the person is ill, injured, hospitalized, etc., and / or is out of electronic range (and some of us do not like being tied to such communication) or has suffered some sort of electronic or computer failure. None of this is the person’s fault, nor should simple inability to reach someone be construed negatively, especially if the lack of contact is brief.
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