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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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fringere?

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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Facile persuādet - Roma Aeterna XLIV Lines 114-116

Facile persuādet Lucumōnī ut cupidō honōrum et cui Tarquiniī māterna tantum patria esset. The translation I have reads, "She had no trouble in persuading a man who was eager for distinction, to whom Tarquinii was only his mother's birthplace."

What is ut doing in this sentence? It doesn't seem to be signaling a purpose or result clause.
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Nec diū - Roma Aeterna XLIV Line 101

Nec diū superfuit fīliō pater—The father did not long survive the son.

What kind of ablative is fīliō? I don't see an ablative of time after which, or something similar, in any of my grammar books.
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Second Edition of "Reading Latin"

Greetings from the fellow who just posted a bland introduction in the open board.

You probably already know this but for those who don't, it seems Cambridge is preparing a second edition for the Reading Latin set of books. Since almost everyone prefers the second edition of Reading Greek over the first one, hopefully Jones and Sidwell will do something to similar Reading Latin. The new books should be out by June 2015.

The only ...
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Veientem

On page 123 of LLPSI Orberg refers to Veientem hostem. The whole sentence is: Tullus adversus Veientem hostem dirigit suos, Albanos contra legionem Fidenatium collocat.

Am I right in taking it that Veintem is a masculine adjective agreeing with hostem.
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How to pronounce rosa?

How to pronounce rosa?
Is it pronounced rosa or roza ?in ancient latin
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How to pronounce rosa?

How to pronounce rosa?
Is it pronounced rosa or roza ?in ancient latin
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"Complete" Latin word list with principal parts?

Hello,

Does anyone know of a list of all the words in a lexicon, e.g. Lewis & Short, along with their principal parts? Like this list, but comprehensive rather than just the most frequent words. It seems that the Vocabulary Tool at Perseus shows only the words.

Such a list could be generated using the Lewis & Short XML file, I suppose, but I was wondering if it exists already.

Thanks!
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I allowed myself

Hello!
Help me please with translation to Latin: "I allowed myself".

Saying "I allowed myself" I mean "I can" or "I am currently allowed" or "I have a permission". Not somebody gave me permission, but it is something I have by default. Maybe these variants: "I let myself" or "I let myself everything".

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Thanks
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