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Bellum Gallicum 5. 44. 4 — Help!!!

Gosh, how embarrassing! Reading Latin for 20 years and stumped by Julius Caesar!

Haec cum dixisset, procedit extra munitiones QUAEQUE PARS HOSTIUM CONFERTISSIMA EST VISA inrumpit.

Obviously the translation is "where the enemy was most dense" he broke in upon."

But why is there not an ACC. construction as object of INRUMPIT? The constructions given in the mini-Lewis and Short are: quoqunque; in castra, in aciem hostium; cum telis ad sese; ...
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how to determine the gender?

How to determine the gender in latin?
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sequence of tenses critique needed

This is from Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, Book I, Prose section ii. The lady Philosophy has just appeared to the unhappy Boethius. Philosophy explains that in the past Boethius was a powerful student of philosophy and a strong philosophical thinker. What explains his present tearful, dispirited state of mind?

Boethius narrates, quoting the lady Philosophy:

"Sui paulisper oblitus est; recordabitur facile, si quidem nos ante cognoverit."

"He forgot himself for a little while, but ...
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segnius : comparative adverb

In this sentence from Orberg LLPSI Cap XLIII: Ab legatis Albanis segnius res acta est it seems that segnius can only be a comparative adverb With the Albani legation the thing moved more slowly. However I can't see any reference to an advert segnius. L&S gives segniter (adv.) which would seem to bear out my view.
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Is indici - pres. pass. infinitive of indico, indicare ?

I know indicari is pres. pass. infin. of this but is indici another form?
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3rd-person imperatives

Wheelock didn't really discuss them, so I'm wondering if these are basically synonymous with the jussive subjunctive. For example, could "Let him/her/it love Julia" be rendered either as "Juliam amet" or "Juliam amato"? The subjunctive sounds much more natural, and my grammars don't really address the difference, if there is one.
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Albae - locativus?

Imperitabat tum Gaius Cluilius Albae.

Nonne Albae locativus est?
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LLPSI Cap XLIII: Roma et Alba

(even adapted) Livy's a bit tricky here. Here's the opening paragraph of Orberg's LLPSI Cap XLIII. with his side note explanations in square brackets . A worrying number of uncertainties in just the first short paragraph!

Ex T. Livii 'Ab urbe condita' libro I.22-31, nonnullis mutatis et praetermissis

1. nonnullis mutatis et praetermissis looks like a ablative plural. What is it agreeing with?

Albanis bellum indictum ...
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Metam. X, line 349 ff. Please check my parse.

Context: Myrrha's soliloquy, in which she meditates on her forbidden sexual love for her own father, yet unconsummated.

Starting at line 349, this was a hard sentence for me. I quickly got a general idea of what was suggested in the lines, but I could find no parsing until after reading a translation.

"Nec metues atro crinitas angue sorores,
quas facibus saevis oculos atque ora petentes
noxia corda vident?"

The implicit premise is that there ...
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On page 126 of LLPSO Orberg explains effractis as follows:

ef-fringere, -fregisse, -fractum < ex + frangere

I'm perplexed: usually when he separates words with a hyphen he's pointing out that it's formed from another word and the suggestion is that here we join ef to fringere to get effringere.

However fringere is, to my knowledge, not a Latin word - or is it?
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