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Study Group

i'm just starting to work with d'ooge book and i'd like to know if there's any study group for this book

i've seen some for greek students and also for the popular wheelock's book (many of them... is wheelock's really the best learning latin book out there ?)
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Help a Latin-Beginner out !!

Hey there.

My names Roxxy and I’m from Chch NZ.
I’ve just started to learn Latin and I'm looking for all the help I can get.
Does anyone know if there is a Latin society or such in NZ or do you know of any sites on the net that would help out a very beginner?
Is there someone out there who would like to take me under his or her wing and help me ...
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Question about the D'Ooge Key

Hello all,

I just started with the D'Ooge method this weekend, although I have previously (briefly) studied Latin with the French Assimil method.

I have two (very basic) questions garding the keys:

-In paragraph 22, page 13 of the book, exercise 6:

Rosam in comis habet.

The key says that the predicate is "in comis habet", yet as Rosam is the direct object, shouldn't the whole sentence be a predicate (and the subject is merely ...
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BLD § 258 I Latin-English Exercise

The Romans invade the Enemy's Country

Olim pedites Romani cum equitibus velocibus in hostium urbem iter faciebant. Ubi non longe afuerunt, raperunt agricolam, qui eis viam brevem et facilem demonstravit. Iam Romani moenia alta, turris validas aliaque opera urbis videre poterant. In moenibus stabant multi principes. Principes ubi viderunt Romanos, iusserunt civis lapides aliaque tela de muris iacere. Tum milites fortes contineri a proelio non poterant et acer imperator signum tuba dari iussit. Summa vi ...
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BLD § 249 Latin-English EXERCISES

I The First Bridge over the Rhine

1 Salus sociorum erat semper cara Romanis. Olim Galli, amici Romanorum, multas inurias ab Germanis qui trans
2 flumen Rhenum vivebant acceperant. Ubi legati ab iis ad Caesarem imperatorem Romanorum venerunt et
3 auxilium postulaverunt, Romani magnas interibus ad hostium finis properaverunt. Mox ad ripas magni fluminis
4 venerunt. Imperator studebat copias suas trans fluvium ducere, sed nulla via poterat. Nullas navis habebat. Alta
5 erat aqua. Imperator ...
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Map of Ancient Italy

I recently scanned in the image of ancient Italy referred to in the text (pg. 1, PDF pg 11). Unfortunately I won’t be able to leave it up indefinitely since the image is 2.62. Mb and I expect to need the space at some point in the future. But it’s available for now.

<link no longer available>

- Tim

post scriptum: As mentioned, I now have need of the space and can no longer make ...
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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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