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Chapter 5 Martial help

The passage in question is:

Nōn cēnat sine aprō noster, Tite, Caeciliānus:
bellum convīvam Caeciliānus habet.

I tried to tackle this little bit of Latin poetry last night at about 2 am (200 on the 24 hour clock) and I couldn't tell if noster was the adjective for the pig or Caeciliānus. I know, it was stupid, but in my defense I was exhausted. Now, not tired, I've realized that it's not describing aprō (if ...
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Chapter 3 Help

Well, it's not help as it is seeing if I'm wrong or not. In chapter 3, we're presented with a little paragraph from Horace:

"Agricola et vītam et fortūnam nautae saepe laudat; nauta magnam fortūnam et vītam poētae saepe laudat; et poēta vītam et agrōs agricolae laudat. Sine philosophiā avārī virī dē pecūniā semper cōgitant: multam pecūniam habent, sed pecūnia multa virum avārum nōn satiat."

Which I translated to:

"The farmer often praises the life ...
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Chapter 2 Sentence Help

In chapter 2, wouldn't "Without philosophy we often go astray and pay the penalty" be "Sine philosophia saepe erramus et (not sure which verb is to pay couldn't find it in the vocab) poenam?" I'm seeing it as "Sine philosophia saepe erramus et poenas damus" which I think isn't correct because first it's not "penalties" it's "penalty" so shouldn't it be in the accusative singular? Also don't recall -us being a verb ending. If that's ...
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Locī Immūtātī #1

Lines 3-7, a very long sentence...

Original text:

3. Cornēlī, tibi, namque tū solēbās
4. meās esse aliquid putāre nūgās,
5. iam tum cum ausus es ūnus Ītalōrum
6. omne aevum tribus explicāre chartīs,
7. doctīs--Iuppiter!--et labōriōsīs.


1. How is "ūnus" in line 5 translated? (I think it is an adjective describing the subject (Cornelius) but how does it work in English? Also, Latin uses the perfect passive participle + the verb "sum" to ...
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Loci Antiqui #10

Original Sentence:

Mūs rūsticus, impulsus ab urbānō mūre, domō rūsticā ad urbem abiit ut, dūrā vītā relictā, in rēbus iūcundīs cum illō vīveret beātus.


What is "beātus" describing? Shouldn't it be "beātē", "happily", or "beātius", "more happily"?

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Loci Antiqui #9

I'm working on the Loci Antiqui, #9 (Autobiographical notes by Horace)

The last sentence of the first paragraph:

Hoc magnum esse duco, quod placui tibi, qui bonos a turpibus secernis non patre claro sed vita et pectore puro.

My translation:

I consider this (thing) to be great, the fact that I pleased you, who separates good (men) from ugly/disgraceful (men) not (by) (a) famous father but (by) life and pure heart.


Why is the ...
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Ch. 37 Question

6th Ed. Revised, Chapter 37, Practice and Review #6:

At nos, ispi multa mala passi, conati sumus eis iratis persuadere ut servos vinculis liberarent et ne cui nocerent.

My translation:

But we, ourselves having suffered/endured many evil (things), have tried to persuade the angry (people) to free (the) slaves (from) chains and to whom not to do harm.

1. Shouldn't it be "ab vinculis" instead of just "vinculis"?
2. Why is it "cui" not ...
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Ch. 36 HELP

I'm working on the Sententiae Antiquae for Chapter 36 (6th Ed. Revised) and am having trouble with this sentence:

Omnia fient quae fieri aequum est.

Could someone explain the grammatical structure to me? I have a rough idea of what it is trying to convey but am not sure how the grammar works.

What is the function of the infinitive "fieri"? And why does aequum take a singular form?

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I noticed this text has numerous editions. This may be a stupid question but which edition should I go with? What are the difference between the various editions? Also, would I be looking to purchase just one book or does this course come with a variety of books?
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Do I need to memorize random bold words?

I'm just starting with Wheelocks. Obviously, I need to memorize the 20 vocab words in every section. But the book includes these references to words in small bold letters (e.g. discipuli, ioci, etc.) especially toward the end of the chapter. I feel like I shouldn't move on until I know those words. Am I right? Are they covered later?

btw how do I use macrons on this site?
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