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§ 428. Irregular verb fero; Dative with prep+verb compounds.

So these verbs can have two objects: a direct and indirect? Interesting.

I. 4. Cum navigia insulae adpropinquarent barbari terrore commoti pedem referre conati sunt.
-When the boats were approaching the island the barbarians, moved by terror, tried to retreat.

5. Galli moleste ferebant Romanos agros vastare.
-The Gauls were very annoyed that the Romans were destroying (their) fields. (Is that right?)

6. Caesar sociís imperavit ne finitimis suis bellum inferrent.
-Caesar ordered the allies ...
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§ 422. Indirect Statements, eo. Exercises I and II, Page 180

I. 5. Caesar per exploratores cognovit Gallos flumen transísse.
-Caesar learned through scouts that the Gauls had crossed the river.

6. Romani audiverunt Helvetios initá aestate de finibus suis exituros esse.
-The Romans heard that the Helvetii would go forth from their borders at the beginning of summer.

7. Legati responderunt neminem ante Caesarem illam insulam adísse.
-The ambassadors replied that no one had visited that island before.

8. Principes Gallorum dicunt se nullum consilium ...
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BLD Ex: 82 Part 1 #3

It is asking to translate from Latin to English the following: amici legati mali.

My translation is: "The friends of the wicked lieutenant".

Does this seem correct or could it be "The wicked friends of the lieutenant"?
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§ 411 - Gerund and gerundive Exercises I and II Page 176.

I hate the Gerundive! I like the Gerund, it is my friend.
:P

I. 1. Caesar cum in Galliá bellum gereret militibus decimae legionis maxime favit quia rei militaris peritissimi erant.
-When Caesar was waging war in Gaul he favoured the soldiers of the tenth legion most, because they were very skilled in the art of war.

2. Sociis negotium dedit rei frumentariae curandae.
-He gave his ...
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§400 - Conjunction "cum", Exercises I and II, P. 1

I am a bit doubtful as always, especially of the first one! Some of them however are very easy I know!

I. 1. Helvetii cum patrum nostrorum tempore domo profecti essent, consulis exercitum in fugam dederant.
-The Helvetii, since they had set out from home at the time of our fathers, they had put the consul's army to flight.

2. Cum Caesar in Galliam venit, Helvetii alios agros petebant.
-When Caesar came into Gaul, the ...
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D'ooge EX. 39/40

Hello all,

I am new to Latin, new to D'ooge and new to this forum. I was wondering if anyone would be able to clarify something for me in Exercises 39 and 40.

In Exercise 39 Part I Number 1, it asks for the English translation of "Diana est dea", which I translate as "Diana is a goddess". In the Latin version, why is dea, which is the object of the sentence, in nominative singular ...
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§394. Exercises I and II. Subjunctive Characteristic, 2. Acc

You will see, some sound quite dodgy.
I would greatly appreciate a clear expression of the subjunctive of characteristic. I understand why "Quis est qui suam domum not amet?" is subjunctive and "Caesar est is qui nos ducat" but some which just describe seem indicative sometimes "there were some who didn't want to do it" or the like.

I. 1. In Germaniae silvis sunt multa genera ferarum quae reliquis in locis non sint.
In the ...
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§388. Exercises I and II - Fíó, subjunctive of result

I'm sure I have done many of these badly. Not confident I must say. Are there any other ways of saying become, happen? What about the rare form "fitis", are there any other ways then?

3. Milites erant tam tardi ut ante noctem in castra non pervenirent.
The soldiers were so tired that they did not return before night.

5. Sol facit ut omnia sint pulchra.
The sun caused everything to be beautiful. (made that ...
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§. 382. Exercises I (~5) & II. (~4)

This exercise was easy, apart from one in latin which did not make sense to me. I know that it's probably something retarded that I did not see, so ne pas rire! (The first 5 are boring velle nolle malle drills that I checked myself, also thus are the first 3 of II.)

I. 5. Sole oriente, aves cantare inceperunt.
The sun rising, the birds began to sing.

6. Clamoribus auditis, barbari progredi recusabant.
Having ...
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§. 378. ΈΞΕΡΣ&a

Volo per hunc librum, sed latiná anglice longá nunc est mihi paulo difficilior. Gratias quibuscumque dantibus mihi auxilium agam. (at si haec non vera sint, me novo huic linguae dare auxilium debetis!)

Anyhow...

I. 1. Puer timens ne capiatur fugit.
The boy fearing lest he should be captured fled.

*Why is the 'capiatur' present and 'fugit' perfect? Is that because a participle goes at the same time as the main verb? (Simple sentence I know) ...
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