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I am starting Latin for the second or third time. I did sorta know it for a year in college (M&F then). Anyway, as I posted elsewhere, I am using a Cicero interlinear and table of paradigms to structure my studies, but as a reference I have switched to D'Ooge. I was using Wheelock, but I found a $5 copy of the D'Ooge and like some of the features such as the summary of syntax ...
I'm not sure if the following translation is correct:
Labôribus cônfectîs, mîlitês â Caesare quaerêbant ut sibi praemia daret. With the labours completed / When-after(attendant circumstance of time) the labours were completed, the soldiers were seeking from caesar to get prizes/rewards for themselves.
What concerns me is "a Caesare". I would have expected it to accompany a passive verb form as it often denotes the ablative of personal agent. Unless it just means ...
A new version of "Latin for Beginners" has been published. Like many people here on Textkit, this book started me down the road to learning Latin. I quickly realized that I wanted a hard copy to go with the electronic versions that populate the web. I finally found a copy of the 1911 edition but always thought it a shame that it wasn't readily available.
hi again is it possible to go directly to the paragraph no's in dooge.this would be useful since the index and table of contents are given in paragraph no's rather than page no's.i've done this when surveying books with amazon reader.
On page 123 Section 277 we see a sentence (line 5):
Terra et mare sunt inimica.
Here "terra" is feminine, "mare" is neuter, and the adjective used to refer to these two nouns here is neuter and plural. So does it mean "feminine"+"neuter"="neuter"? What if it's "masculine"+"feminine"? and "masc"+"neuter"? Then in what gender should the adjective used to refer to them be?
I had a little trouble with a simple exercise and have a question or two. From 47. Exercise 11, "Nautae victoriam Galba nuntiat" - Answer Key gives, "Galba is announcing the sailor's victory." I bumbled and gave this wrong answer, "The sailors announce/are announcing the victory to Galba."
I tried to work this out on my own and think the reason I'm wrong is because if the subject is plural the verb must agree ...