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Vocative endings

Wheelock says that the vocative singular endings of nouns like filius end in -i but that the vocative singular of adjectives ending in -ius is -ie. Can anyone supply some examples of this type of adjective because I have never seen them. They must be a rare declension of adjective rarely seen.
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narravi quod eram (L.A. 9)

Wheelock, adapted from Horace wrote:Nūlla fors mihi tē, Maecēnās, obtulit: optimus Vergilius et post hunc Varius dīxērunt quid essem. Ut ad tē vēnī, singultim pauca locūtus (nam pudor prohibēbat plūra profārī), ego nōn dīxī mē clārō patre nātum esse sed narrāvī quod eram.

I'm kind of lost at "narrāvī quod eram". Here's what I've got so far:

"No accident offered you to me, Maecenas: the very great Virgil, and after him Varius, told you what I ...
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sequence of tenses

Wheelock p. 205 says an exception to the rule is " a present tense used for the vivid narration of past events". Could someone please provide an example demonstrating this? I don't recall seeing a sentence like this in the book iteslf.
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Loci Antiqui 12 and 13

Hello, all! I love the forum. Been lurking for a while, but I've finally come to a rather difficult little bit in Loci Antiqui (It's been a crazy 9 months, but I've managed to get all the way through Wheelock's Chapters. Yey!)

Both of these passages are rather short, so I'll just reproduce them in full along with my attempts. I've emboldened the parts that I've found most difficult. I tend to leave my own ...
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Need the Wheelock paradigms

I own two copies of Wheelock but they are in another country. Does anybody have a link for just Wheelock's paradigms? Or can somebody PM me a copy? I can't find any online. Perhaps somebody has a pdf from a class? Arg. No other paradigms will do.

Failing that, can somebody confirm or deny that one of the companion volumes in the Wheelock series has a complete set of paradigms? I could justify buying the ...
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More Loci Antiqui 6!

Right, once again I am having trouble finding the subject!! (It's the curse of the infinitive....) Here is the sentence:-

Quid vero stultius quam cetera parare quae parantur pecunia sed amicos non parare optimam et pulcherrimam quasi supellectilem vitae

My translation has ended up (very worryingly) as
Why indeed that(?) the more stupid than the rest get those (?) which are obtained by money, but ?? to not get friends, the finest and most beautiful ...
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Loci Antiqui 6- lost subject..

Hi there, thanks in advance to anyone who can clarify this!

The passage I'm having trouble with is:

Haec enim est tyrannorum vita in qua nulla fides, nulla caritas, nulla benevolentia potest ess; omnia semper metuuntur, nullus locus est amicitiae.

My attempt has been:

This is indeed the life of the tyrants, in which there can be no faith, no affection and no kindness; it fears all things, has no place for friendship (??).

I ...
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Loci Antiqui: Cicero on friendship

Hi all. Si valetis, valeo--

I'm new to this board. I've been self-studying Latin by myself, mostly, and have gotten to the Loci Antiqui and have had a really difficult time of it with Cicero on friendship.

I'm afraid it's the sort of difficult that makes putting my worries into words rather difficult. I just know that something is rather off. And this is the place to go for help. I hope. Anyway. If someone ...
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the verb possum

Do any of the members know where I can obtain a full paradigm of this verb in English? I was looking at this verb's conjugation in 501 Latin Verbs and I realized I could not come up with any equivalent translations for many of the tenses which made any sense. Thanks, Paul.
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Workbook ch. 36 "Lectiones" sentence #1.

My translation: He begged his angry friend that they not keep those very pitiful men in the bonds of servitude.

Wheelock: He begged his angry friend not to keep those very pitiful men in the bonds of servitude.

Latin sentence: Petivit ab amico irato ne eos miserrimos in vinculis servitutis tenerent. Should not the last word be teneret? I do not know if this is a typo or not.
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