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word order

If two or more adjectives modify a noun is the order of the adjectives intended to denote a certain emphasis or is that splitting hairs? Similarly, what about when a noun has both an adjective preceding and one following? Did the ancient Romans ever use different word orders simply for variety and for no other purpose?
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readings

I have the Centurion Edition and in the back of the book are many Latin stories. I have not seen any English translations for these readings in the answer key so how can I check the accuracy of my translations?
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readings

I have the Centurion Edition and in the back of the book are many Latin stories. I have not seen any English translations for these readings in the answer key so how can I check the accuracy of my translations?
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the conditional

Doesn't D'ooge discuss this aspect of the grammar?
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the word possum

The imperfect and perfect forms seem to have the same meaning but do they convey slightly different shades of meaning or are they interchangeable? I am speaking particularly when translating from English to Latin.
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Is this emphatic? (from ex.#69)

In exercise 69 of the Latin For Beginners textbook, question no. 3 has the following sentence:

Diana, lunae clarae pulchra dea, lata in silva habitat.

I can identify 'pulchra' and 'lata' as being emphatic, but I do not understand why 'lunae' is not emphatic.

According to the textbook, it says that 'Possessive pronouns and modifying genitives normally stand after their nouns. When placed before their nouns they are emphatic.'

'lunae' is in the genitive and ...
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Direct Object

In D'Ooge's book ( pg37 ) there is the exercise to translate:

Why does Galba's daughter give arms and weapons to the wicked farmers?

The translation is given as :

Cur filia Galbae agricolae malo arma et tela dat?

and I wrote:

Cur filia galbae argiolae malo armum et tellum dat?

I understood arms and weapons to be the dircet object and both are nuter, yet here they're in some other form? Or am I ...
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Lesson LXX (page 172) § 400

Hi
I've run into a somewhat complex sentence. I've had some issues understanding it and maybe someone can give me a hand.

Helvetii cum patrum nostrorum tempore domo profecti essent, consulis exercitum in fugam dederant


What do you think about my translation?
:arrow: In the time of our fathers, the Helvetians set out from home, they (the Helvetians) had put to flight the consul's army.

Is the ...
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Lesson XLII (page 107) § 240 Terror Cimbricus

Hi
I'm learning by myself with B. L. D'Ooge's Latin for Begginers. It was OK so far, having already done the learnlatin.tk course, the first 50 lessons or so were not an issue. But now I'm having trouble figuring out the following sentence from ex. 240
Copias novas non solum toti Italiae sed etiam provinciis sociorum imperavit


I'm having problems matching the adjectives and nouns. What do you think about this? (I've added the subject ...
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How long did it take you to complete the book?

How long did it take you to complete the book? Including how many hours a day you spent on it.

And, can you now read, write, and speak Latin fluently? Did you need much further studying?
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