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aedificata sunt typo error?

I know the translation but in the book I am reading the last a has a macron which would mean ablative first declension so am I correct in assuming this is a typo?
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Numeral adverbs beyond 100


I am trying to create a javascript which lets me create numeral adverbs (and cardinal numbers) from 1-999. It works for the cardinal numbers 1-999 and numeral adverbs 1-99, 100, 200, etc. But I do not know how to construct numeral adverbs beyond 100.

  • Would "357", for example, be septie(n)s et quinquagie(n)s et trecentie(n)s, or does the construction change beyond 100?
  • Also, what are the numeral adverbs for 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, ...
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How to translate: a room 10' x 10'


I am wondering how to translate the following sentence:
You entered a small room 10' x 10'.

Of course, one might write:
Conclave parvum, quod in longitudinem 10 pedes et in latitudinem 10 pedes patet, intravisti.

Is there something more compact to express the 10' x 10'-bit?

Carolus Raeticus
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perfect participle rediisse misspelled?

I think the book I am using has misspelled this word because according to 501 Latin Verbs it should have only one 'i'. Which spelling is correct?
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Ecloga I

Or perhaps Eclogae I-II, to get a bit more experience before returning to Catiline. I'm not having too much trouble yet -- I've read the first five lines, can scan them properly, and mostly make sense of the text -- but I'm probably going to make a thread anyway so I may as well start now.

Tityre, tu patulae recubans sub tegmine fagi
siluestrem tenui Musam meditaris auena;
nos patriae finis et dulcia linquimus arua. ...
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difficult geographic description in Ovid, XI, 150-52

Ovid is describing the geography of Mount Tmolus, and its relation to the cities of Sardis and Hypaepa.

Nam freta prospiciens late riget arduus alto
Tmolus in adscensu, clivoque extensus utroque
Sardibus hinc, illinc parvis finitur Hypaepis.


Broadly surveying the seas, steep Tmolus stands up stiff in high ascending
and sloping and spreading
is bounded on one side by Sardis and on the other by little Hypaepa.

The ablatives were difficult: late, alto, ...
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indirect statement

The perfect infinitve is a point in time already past at the time shown by the main verb but how does one translate when the main verb itself is in the pluperfect as below?

Mane Achilles, qui non audiverat Clytemnestram in castra pervenisse, pro tabernaculo Agamemnonis stetit.
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Need your help: transcribing Hebrew


I have just finished proofreading my digital edition of Pericla Navarchi Magonis sive Expeditio Phoenicia annis ante Christum mille, Arcadius Avellanus' translation of the adventure novel The Adventures of Captain Mago by Léon Cahun.

The only thing missing are transcriptions of Hebrew words in an appendix (Notae Interpretis). I need help with those. I tried to transcribe them myself using tables of Hebrew characters, but I failed. I am afraid, they are all Hebrew ...
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Correct translation

Hello, I have just begun to learn Latin. I am looking for clarification on the correct translation for "be not afraid", or "do not be afraid" in the singular form to a male. As if I am speaking to my son.
Is it "Noli Timere" or , "Nolite Timere" ? However in my dictionary I also see that "metus " is the term for fear? so would it be "Noli Metus"? Thank you.
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translation problems

Tamen Ulixes sensit dolum latere. Nevertheless Ulysses perceived to conceal a trick. This does not sound right but I can't think of anything else. Also, how does one translate the verb facere when the sentence in question is not concerned with literally making or doing anything? Is this verb referring to a verb of a previous sentence? Thanks, Paul
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