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GESTA FRANCORUM - Gerundive in Ablative

Dear all,

Excerpt from Gesta Francorum:

(Quos dux persequens invictus cum Christi militibus septem ex illis occidit, persequendo alios usque ad portam civitatis)

My translation:

= When the invicible Duke pursuing them with army of Christ, he killed seven of them, and (when pursuing) he killed the others near the gate of the town

Persequendo is Gerundive, here it is used in Ablative case - seems strangle, and it is Deponent Verb. I guessed it ...
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Subjective genitive and objective

Hey, I'm trying to crack down on subjective genitive and objective genitive in Latin
I've made a chart, and I'd really appreciate if someone could take a look at it http://imgur.com/a/KVAFx and correct my mistakes.

Here's the sentences I'm having difficulty translating:
3rd person:
subjective genitive - Marcus loves his love
subjective objective - Marcus loves his love

3rd person reflexive:
subjective genitive ...
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subjunctive substituted for imperative

I have seen examples where the subjunctive in the second and third person is used in both the affirmative and negative sense to make a more 'polite' order or request but isn't this construction more commonly found in medieval Latin?
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Latin metre

I'm reading West's Introduction to Greek Metre. Is there anything comparable for Latin poetry?
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 8: The Great Roman Fleet

Corrections or comments kindly requested. Thank you!

Page 8

Post with links to previous pages.

For three long years Ben-Hur strained at his oar aboard the Roman galley. The slaves, held in silence, lived a life where misery becomes a habit of the soul and body take on an unbelievable endurance…

Benhur tres annos laboravit remigando in Romana navi. Servi, in silentio cohibiti, talem vitam vivebant qua animus ex more in miseria esset, corpus ...
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Please identify an old book, likeliest written in Latin

Linnaeus in his Systema Naturae (2nd edition), in his list of "Paradoxa" (= animals which he rejected as in his opinion non-existent) included the "Siren", including a reference "Art. gen. 81 Syrene Bartol'". Please what is that old book? What is/was Bartol's full name?


Also, in that Wikipedia page, please check my translation of the entry for the Phoenix. The Latin version is at https://books.google.ca/books?id=oXsZAAAAYAAJ&q=manticora#v=snippet&q=manticora&f=false, where click on "Page 66" (where, please who was ...
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On Latin words ending in -uus

What kind of means do we have of ascertaining whether Latin words like mortuus and lituus were dissyllabic or trisyllabic? We are taught they are trisyllabic, exiguus and assiduus being by the same token tetrasyllabic. As dissyllabic and trisyllabic, respectively, they would thus be mortvus, litvus, exigvus and assidvus. Or was there vacillation in Latin on this point? Words ending in -quus, like equus and antīquus, surely do not belong here but merely have the ...
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use of the subjunctive question

Facilius eis persuasit quod undique loci natura Helvetii continentur; Quod in this case is "because" so I guess that is why continentur is in the subjunctive but I thought quod is a coordinating and not a subordinate conjunction.
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Online: Exercises contained in Adler's "Practical Grammar"


I am happy to announce the release of the official version of my transcription of the "Exercises contained in Adler's Practical Grammar". It comprises all 172 sets of Exercises contained in George J. Adler's Practical Grammar of the Latin Language (1858), both the English sentences from the textbook and the Latin translations from the Key prepared by the author himself. Missing translations have been added by me, and some errors have been corrected as ...
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Ablative Singular of the Present Participle

OK, it's time to admit my ignorance and clear up this niggling confusion concerning the "attributive adjective" use of the ablative singular present participle, i.e. the dormiente vs. dormienti question. In thinking about this from the standpoint of composition, is there some kind of trick or quick grammatical test I can apply that will help me to choose correctly? What about ablative absolutes - are they always one or the other, and if not, what ...
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