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Book Dedication

I just received my copy of the D'Ooge book and found the book dedication:

Filiolo meo
qui me non solum dicenda
sed etaim tacenda docuit
hoc opusculum est dedicatum


I think it is:

To my little son
who me not only by speech
but also without speaking teaches
this little work is dedicated

- Tim
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§ 245 Latin- English Exercises

1 Quam urbem videmus?
What city do we see?
Urbs quam vides est Roma.
The city you see is Rome.

2 Cives Romani urbem suam turribus altis et muris longis muniverant.
The Roman citizens had fortified their city with tall towers and long walls.

3 Venti navis longas prohibebant finibus hostium adpropinquare.
The winds had prevented the long boats from approaching the enemy's country.

4 Imperator a clientibus suis calcaria auri et alia insignia accepit. ...
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BLD § 240 Terror Cimbrius

Becasue this is "new" material that isn't an edit change of the key, I've decided to make it a separate topic. I'm hesitating because it may bloat the forum topic list but my intention is to make it easier for people to locate sections of interest.

Other opinions welcomed.


§ 240 Terror Cimbrius

 1 Olim Cimbri et Teutones populi Germaniae, cum feminis liberisque
 2 Italiae adpropinqaverant et copias Romani maximo proelio vicerant.
 3 Ubi fuga ...
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Pages 21 and 22 in wrong order

While reading an article on the life and work of John Buridan, I came across a lot of Latin quotes, without any translation, and feeling like learning Latin sooner than I planned(after learning Greek for who knows how long). So I looked through D'Ooge a bit, just to see what I'm supposed to meet when I do. And I found that the pages 21 and 22 have switched their position. ...
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Reading Matter (Inspired by Sextus and Praeda)

Steven super castra volat, is enim episcopi volebat ius despuere. Pulcherrimam existimabant esse oppidi eius aquam. Nihil etenim in poculis magis concupiverunt. Sed pessima Sexti femina, Lesbia nomine, etiamque consumpta aqua, praedam libenter non tradidit. Simulac visus est eius vultus Sextus ad castra properat. Deinde gallinas novam praedam instruxit, nam plurimum valerent illae, ac bene possent bibere ius. Caesar vero in Gallia moratus in illos fecit impetum, tamen ei maxime iterum resistebant atque iterum. Sextus ...
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learning Latin

Is there a good course that teaches Latin as well as how Mounce teaches beginners Greek? Such as an easy to learn book with a CD.
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Latin audio Files

I have just started learning Latin and am using BLD. I am self taught and I have nowhere to hear the proper pronunciations. Hearing would help me very much in my studies. Does anyone know of any sites on the net to hear Latin pronuniations.

Thanks,
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BLD §§ 201-205 Perfect Passive Participle

I'm having a mental block with how to "inflect" the perfect passive.

1. Is this called inflection because of the dual nature of the form? As opposed to decline or conjugate?

2. As I understand the construction of a compound case, you would decline the base like bonus, -a, -um. However, I can't quite see where you would use anything but a one case: nominative. It must agree with the word it modifies in gender, ...
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Grand Finale

I am nearing the completion of my Latin studies in school for this year, but as I am self taught I have no available form of final test. I have worked through the first and second part of D'Ooge and am seeking a reasonably comprehensive Latin to English translation test.

Please post any suggestions on how to find/make a Latin final.

P.S. the advisor correcting any test doesn't know much Latin so an answer key ...
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BLD 294

The Sentence in question is:
Ille fortis Germanorum dux suos convocavit et hoc modo animos eorim confirmavit.

I have managed to hack out:
At that fortress of the Germans the leader gathered his men and confirmed their spirits with this method (or plan).

Is this a feasible translation and can suos mean "his men"?
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