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BLB: Seneca saying

I'm a bit bogged down with 3rd and 4th conjugations and wanted a break so I did this as a bit of amusement. I always want to know the mottos a book uses before I can read them. :roll: The Beginner's Latin Book by Collar and Daniell has one from Seneca:

Longum iter est per praecepta, breve et efficax per exempla.

I wanted to see if ...
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BLD: §150 Translation

§150 Cornelia and Her Jewels (Concluded)

nota bene:

While some of this is subjective and "nit picking", I am strongly favoring
a more literal translation and trying to strictly use the definitions provided.


Proximum...
Key: "Close to...
tfm: "Next to..."

...non solum forma sua...
Key: "...not only for her form..."
tfm: "...not only for her beauty..."

semper is not in the special vocabulary. It is noted as a new word and the implication is that ...
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Present Active Imperitive Forms, section 161

Can anyone tell me if I am giving the correct present active imperitive form (singular and plural) of the following?

venio (4th conj) - veni (come thou), venite (come ye)

duco (3rd conj) - duce (lead thou), ducite (lead ye)

voco (1st conj) - voca (call thou), vocate (call ye)

doceo (2nd conj) - doce (teach thou), docete (teach ye)

laudo (1st conj) - lauda (praise thou), laudate (praise ye)

dico (3rd conj) - dice ...
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BLD 249

I have for the third time come across "summo terrore commoti" and I have narrowed the translation to "filled with utmost terror" but this never fits well into the whole sentence being:

Hostes ubi pontem quem Romani fecerant viderunt, summo terrore commoti, sine more fugam parare inceperunt.

Any suggestions on a smoother English translation of the phrase would be greatly appreciated.
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BLD: §145 The Dative with Adjectives

I'm having a problem with 3:

"Diana will destroy those hostile to latona."
Key: Diana inimicos Latonae delebit.
Tim: Diana eos inimicae Latonae delebit.

When I first checked this I was surprised at how far I was from the key. When this happens I usually spend some time reviewing the material until I have a full explaination. But in this case I am having a cascade of questions and I'm getting a bit boloxed up. ...
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BLD: §135 Imperfect Active Inidcative

§135 I

3. Pugnant, laudabas, movebatis
K: they were fighting, you were praising, they were moving.

Should be:
They do fight, you were praising, You were moving.

6. Videbant, movebas, nuntiabamus
K: they were seeing, you were moving, they were announcing.

Should be:
they were seeing, you were moving, We were announcing.

7. Necabat, movebam, habebat, parabatis
K. they were killing, I was moving, he was having, they were preparing.

Should be:
He was killing, ...
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BLD §§124-125 Conjugation fo SUM

§124

Nunc laetus es, sed nuper non laetus eras. Cur miser eras?
Key: Now you are happy, but recently you weren’t happy. Why were you sad?

I don't have "sad" as a meaning for misera; wretched, unfortunate. Is there another definition someplace that I missed?

Nunc sum apud socios meos.
Nunc laeti sumus et erimus.

Key:
Now I am with my companions. Should be among.
Now I am and will be happy. Should be plural, ...
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Intransitive Verbs

Hi all,

I have two questions to ask:

I know that an intransitive verb is one that cannot take a direct object such as "to die" for example. However in exercise 153 it says verbs such as 'believe' and 'obey' are intransitive. Am I right in thinking that they are only intransitive in Latin? "John believes Fred" or "John obeys Fred" are obviously allowed in English and so would be a transitive verb. Im pretty ...
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BLD: §111 I.2 Irregular pronouns

I think I'm a little mixed up with how the irregular adjectives work.

§111 I.2

Latin: Nulli malo puero praedam dat magister.

nullus, -a, um (§108) is an irregular adjective that has the form nulli in the dataive singular. ("to none, to no")

puero is the dative singular or ablative singular (§91) of puer; the adjective malo agrees in case, gender, and number with puero (§65) "to the (from the) bad boy"

praedam is the ...
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BLD §99 II.2 translation

I think the translation of the exercise in §99 II.2 isn't correct. I'm trying to reconcile the phrase "in castra Romana".

English: My son Sextus is carrying his booty to the Roman camp
Key: Filius meus Sextus praedam suam in castra Romana portat.
Meos: Filius meus Sextus praedam suam ad castros Romanos portat.

Here's how I broke this down:

in castra "in (on) the camp" ?

§53 gives the adjective in that has the ablative ...
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