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Some questions from Unit I

Hello there! I've just completed Unit I, and some of my translations have me a little puzzled. Might anyone be able to offer some insight on these?

From Exercises, Section I (pg. 28 in my edition):
9. Est cūra dē peonā poētae.
Est = 3rd person singular indicative present active
cūra = nominative singular
dē = preposition + ablative
peonā = ablative singular
poētae = nominative plural, genitive singular, or dative singular (In this sentence, ...
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Unit 1 - Exercises - English to Latin

3. The sailors kept on shouting about the punishment of the women.

I came up with:

Nautae dē poenā fēminārum clāmābant.

The answer key gives:
Nautae clāmābant dē fēminārum poenīs.

Two questions:
1. Should it be poenā fēminārum or fēminārum poenā? Or are both correct? Genitive after the word it is about is my preferred order but just using the opportunity to ask.
2. Should it be poenā or poenīs? Punishment in the English sentence ...
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Unit 1 - Exercises - Latin to English

I managed to work out most of the sentences but a few confuse me a bit (after checking the answer key I have - I cannot work out why they are correct or mine are wrong). Can someone verify if these translations are correct (and if not - to explain why).

7. Fēminās in viīs vidēbātis, sed dē fōrma nōn clāmābātis. Poenās dabitis.

The answer key I have gives:"You used to see the women in ...
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Quick Question, Unit 9

Crudeliorem imperium tentem oravit supplex ne odium profugorum ei de poena cogitanti esset curae.

The emboldened part is the part that gives me difficulty. Right now I've gotten:

The suppliant begged the rather cruel one holding power that he not ....?

"Odium profugorum" = hatred of the exiles

"ei" = to him

I just had a thought. Do we have a case of dative of possessive construction? For instance, literally

the hatred of the banished ...
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Unit Six Exercises (II)

Hello -

The English to Latin I could not find in the answer key (the page ends with the exercises from part I). Could someone help me check their accuracy?

1 - We understood that the city, after it had been attacked, was being destroyed by the strength of the soldiers.

Intelleximus urbem oppugnatam* militum vi deleri.

2 - Did you hear the rumors that the soldiers were rushing into the cities?

Audivistine rumores milites ...
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Anyone using this now?

Once again, this forum seems to have gone months without a post, so since I've been using this textbook for a short while now, I decided to post and see is anyone else using it at present. I've quite enjoyed it so far (although I haven't even reached the first review exercise yet :P), but although it's intense and obviously grammar heavy, I've also found that I've ...
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M&F for post-Wheelock's

I took Latin in grades 7-12 and was very good at it. A few days from now, I will be finishing Wheelock's for the third time (once for school, once for myself, and now again for myself in hopes of pursuing a degree in Classics or Latin). M&F is currently en route to my house from amazon.com. What can I expect from M&F? How much has not been covered by Wheelock's that will be covered, ...
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Answer Key for M&F

Salvetis,

Since many people have been asking for an answer key, here is a link to one:

http://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/site/human/classics/teaching/langclas/elemgradlat/gradlat09/gradlat09_1/

There are answers to all the chapters

Valetis
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Unit Fourteen--Exercises

Several items have given me much trouble. I'm giving my best guesses.

4. Semper sic vivamus ut naturam optimam ducem sequi videamur.

Let us so live that we are seen to follow the best leader. ???

I don't see the grammar of the three consecutive accusatives: "naturam optimam ducem".

15. Aliquid inveni modo ames.

May you like only what I find. ???


21. Si tanta vis virtutis est, ut eam non solum in eis, quos ...
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Unit Fourteen 14

Drill, I, 4d and 5a

I may have gone way astray here, so correct, please.

I-4-d. Quidam dixerunt aliquos vicisse Caesarem.

Quidam looks like the subject of dixerunt; hence: "Certain ones said. . ."
but both aliquos and Caesarem look accusative. So should it be Englished as:

"... Caesar defeated somebody";
or, "somebody defeated Caesar".

My intuitive preference, "Caesar defeated somebody."

I-5-a. Homines quidam mirantur verenturque Caesarem.

Should it be "Certain men admire and fear ...
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