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I feel like i'm being tortured.... please help....

1) cum tandem vis flammarum superata esset, consul iussit populum convenire deinde rogavit omnes num scirent qui tantum scelus contra urbem suscepissent.

2)magnum praemium promisit:liberto argentum, servo libertatem. hoc praemio inductus, servus quidam - Manus ei nomen erat - dixit dominum suum cum quinque comitibus incendia fecisse. tum consul, fide servi laudata, milites misit qui eos quam celerrime quaererent.

Could somebody help me with this translation:

For number 1 i got:
1) At last, while ...
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discarded toy from Textkit’s childhood

Here's a mistake. In the following ...

§341 page 147
1. Hostes contra spem nostram fugerunt ... (as a translation of “Contrary to our expectation, the enemy fled...)

... spem should be opinionem. It’s listed at the back of the book and is found in regular Latin dictionaries (contrâ/praeter opiniônem = contrary to expectation).

Anyone updating the Key? I doubt it. Nobody heard Mingshey’s appeal. Is D’Ooge a discarded toy from Textkit’s childhood? ...
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Dative of the person ordered

While paper-surfing old books, I hit something that led me to the D’Ooge Key:

§368 page 159
1. a) Quis Caesarem iter facere iussit? – b) Quis imperavit ut Caesar iter faceret?

The translation task in the original book is:

”Who ordered Caesar to make the march? (Write this sentence both with impero and with iubeo.)”

In the main text of the chapter, an EXAMPLE of impero is given: ”The general ordered the soldiers ...
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Phrase tranlation if correct

I would like to know if my Latin is correct please into English or near to sorry bit harsh....

First part into Latin please:
Anima genus doleo video nascor peto relinquio
abutor egreso comburocruentus gravatus infensus
cave quid dicis quando at cui.

"Of air having a spirit living, kind to suffer pain,
to see; observe to be born to seek, to make full use of,
to abuse, going out, to burn, to make bloody,
stain ...
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Reading matter page 222

Below is the first sentence of the last paragraph on page 222.

Pluribus levioribus proeliis factis, tandem copiae adversae ad Pharsalum in Thessalia sitam castra posuerunt.

Could anyone please tell me which noun sitam agrees with?

Sitam: accusative singular feminine
Castra: plural
Thessalia: ablative
Pharsalum: masculine
Copiae: nominative plural

So sitam does not seem to belong to any of them.
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ex 447 question 3

3. Eorum amicitiam confirmare voluit quo facilius Romanis bellum inferret.

My translation is:
He wished to strengthen their friendship with which (or so that) he made war with the Romans more easily.

The meaning of the sentence is clear. But I wonder why here quo instead of qua is used. After all, amicitia is feminine.
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Page 43, Ex99 II 2.

The exercise asks for the following to be translated from English to Latin:

"My son Sextus is carrying his booty to the Roman camp."

My try was:

"Sextus filius meus ad castram Romanam praedam suam portat."

The answer key says:

"Filius meus Sextus praedam suam in castra Romana portat."

What's the difference between in/ad here? I thought "ad" would give the sense of going toward, while "in" would be more along the lines of going ...
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I am new,to learn latin from the classical English

I am almost new to latin,I know English and Spanish,and I know a little German and French.
he speaketh-?-el abla-er spricht

can ye show some words with its conjungation present, future and past
I speak
thou speakest
ye speak
he/she/it speaketh
they speak

words I want to know
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Third declension Strategy


I'm currently debating which is the most efficient processing strategy for third declension nouns.

The problem:
Third declension neuter forms differ significantly from the masculine / feminine forms in both the consonant and -i- stems. What information should we internalise in order to reconstruct the entire declension and determine the correct gender to render modifiers in?

The various rules in dooge's text for dropping, substituting, and adding of characters seems rather pointless considering we ...
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Textkit Vocabulary - Collar and Daniell's Beginner's Latin V

Hi all,

I am really new her so bear with me.

I have been using the Textkit Vocabulary builder which I receive via E-mail. However, I don't understand some of the notation on it. For example, here is the last E-mail I received.

On the fist line where it says vinum, -i -n, wine.
What is the -i denoting? I get the -n is telling me it's neutered. At first I thought it was point ...
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