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    Ars Draconica
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    Topics in Contemporary Postmortem Research

    There was a bit of a scandal awhile back when the Church of Olidammara claimed to be selling the Vecna Society Colloquium. Turned out it was just a collection of blank pages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schreier View Post
    How would you say something like to the greater glory of magic (giving up on the acronym)?
    Starting from "Ad maiorem Dei gloriam", we can simply substitute "Artium Arcanum" for "Dei". I think that works, anyway. "Ad" takes the accusative (maiorem gloriam, greater glory), and Dei is in the genitive case, which often means something like "of the [word in genitive]", i.e. the gloriam is of the deus.

    "Ad Artes Arcanas" should mean something like "for the arcane arts", which is not a bad title, with the alliteration and all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schreier View Post
    I could tell based on a site I found - trying to shoehorn an acronym in using a language you don't speak is hard :)
    Actually, come to think of it, one can go with Magia Arcana Geometria est. "Arcane Magic is Geometry."

    Quote Originally Posted by ExLibrisMortis View Post
    Starting from "Ad maiorem Dei gloriam", we can simply substitute "Artium Arcanum" for "Dei". I think that works, anyway. "Ad" takes the accusative (maiorem gloriam, greater glory), and Dei is in the genitive case, which often means something like "of the [word in genitive]", i.e. the gloriam is of the deus.
    That becomes "To the greater secret glory of the arts". You want "artium arcanarum".

    Quote Originally Posted by schreier View Post
    "Ad Artes Arcanas" should mean something like "for the arcane arts", which is not a bad title, with the alliteration and all.
    That works. Gets you to the front of the phone Sendingbook too.
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    A wizard read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    A wizard read it.

    Hoc magus fecit legit.

    Hey, the pun even works in Latin Celestial!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NNescio View Post
    That becomes "To the greater secret glory of the arts". You want "artium arcanarum".
    Ah yes, missed a syllable and it all comes apart . I'm just glancing at the Wiktionary declension tables--almost used the dative, too, looking at the wrong line.

    Quote Originally Posted by NNescio View Post
    Actually, come to think of it, one can go with Magia Arcana Geometria est. "Arcane Magic is Geometry."
    Would this also mean "Magic is Arcane Geometry"?
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    Is editio related to published or journal? Any way to work that in, or is that a more modern concept?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    A wizard read it.

    I've been thinking over this for a couple of minutes now, and I can't get the pun/reference. Help!

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    Playmage.

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    Spellcraft Magazine. That's all I got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schreier View Post
    Is editio related to published or journal? Any way to work that in, or is that a more modern concept?
    It does mean edition or publication in latin.
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    I've been thinking over this for a couple of minutes now, and I can't get the pun/reference. Help!
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    I'll take that bet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExLibrisMortis View Post
    Ah yes, missed a syllable and it all comes apart . I'm just glancing at the Wiktionary declension tables--almost used the dative, too, looking at the wrong line.
    Come to think of it, I always thought Latin was a bit odd for using the accusative after "to/for" prepositions. Some languages use the dative.

    Quote Originally Posted by ExLibrisMortis View Post
    Would this also mean "Magic is Arcane Geometry"?
    Yes, it would. More intuitive to read it that way as well. (Since "arcane magic" is kinda tautological except for D&D settings that distinguish between arcane and divine magic.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    It does mean edition or publication in latin.

    A wizard did it.
    Aaand I almost got stuck in TVtropes. I managed to stop myself by the 5th page. Someone should really put a warning sign on that place.

    Thanks! I had heard that expression, but I never knew it was a trope in on itself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odin's Eyepatch View Post
    Aaand I almost got stuck in TVtropes. I managed to stop myself by the 5th page. Someone should really put a warning sign on that place.
    I mean, they did.

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    Thanks! I had heard that expression, but I never knew it was a trope in on itself!
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    Originally Posted by TristanS
    Novus is new or modern -

    Could go Novus Arcanus Fundare
    I’d say Novum Arcanum could be an option, meaning (vaguely?) “new things from the arcane.”

    Or Novitates Magiae, meaning loosely “magical news items.” There’s a whole series of real-world journals using Novitates as part of the title, including Novitates Zoologicae.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palanan View Post
    I’d say Novum Arcanum could be an option, meaning (vaguely?) “new things from the arcane.”
    "The New Secret".

    Of course, you can make it short for Novum Arcanum, sive indicia vera de Interpretatione Magiae ("The New Secret, or true directions concerning the Interpretation of Magic") to riff off Bacon.

    (Because it will then be a pun on "Novum Organum", the seminal work by Francis Bacon that formed an important basis for the scientific method.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Palanan View Post
    Or Novitates Magiae, meaning loosely “magical news items.” There’s a whole series of real-world journals using Novitates as part of the title, including Novitates Zoologicae.
    "News* of Magic". (Also, the other one is "Zoological News*".)

    Novitates magicae ("Magical News*") might work better, and it keeps the parallels better with all the Novitates (Adjective) journals.

    (*Okay, more literally "novelties" or "newness", but one can read it as "news", and is probably what the journals intended it to mean anyway.)
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