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translation question

L. Junio Bruto duce,populus Romanus iuravit se nec Tarquinium nec alium regem regnare passurum esse.

translation: With Lucius Junius Brutus being made the leader, the Roman people swore that it would allow neither a Tarquin nor another king to rule. I used the word 'it' because passurum is neuter but se reflects back to populus Romanus which is masculine. So maybe my translation is lacking somewhere?
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Adler: Quid + partitive genitive


Adler wrote:
  • What presents have you received? Quid donorum (munera) accepisti?
  • I have received fine presents. Pulchra dona (munuscula) accepi.

The above (munera) would expand to the sentence "Quid munera accepisti?", which is obviously wrong. So the translation should be either one of the following, I guess:
  • Quid donorum (munerum) accepisti?
  • Quid donorum (Quae munera) accepisti?
Are both equally okay, or should one of these be preferred (most likeley the second one)? ...
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Adler: Agreement of verbs


I have some doubts about the agreement of verbs. Two examples from Adler's exercises in his Practical Grammar follow:

Adler wrote:Example 1 (ex Exercise 130):
  • Have I hurt you? Effecine ego tibi dolorem?
  • You have not hurt me, but your children (have). Non tu, sed liberi tui, mihi dolorem fecisti.
Example 2 (ex Exercise 166):
  • Of whom do those children complain? Quem hi liberi incusant?
  • Francis complains of Eleanor, and Eleanor of ...
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Question of Story of St Nicholas

Dear brothers,

Here are somethings from Story of St Nicholas of The Golden Legend (Legenda Aurea), by Jacobus de Voragine (1228-1298)

Hic prima die, dum (balnearetur), erectus stetit in pelvi = On the first day as he was being bathed, he stood up in the basin

BALBEARETUR = was being bathed? I can not look up it in the William Whitaker dictionary, is it active or passive? Additionally, where I can find a dictionary ...
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What to read after Wheelock's

I'm getting toward the end of Wheelock's and am wondering what I should do next. I've gone through
Wheelock's fairly thoroughly. Though I can't say that I've got down all the paradigms, I can't imagine
going through it again at this point. I tried Lingua Latina before Wheelock's but found the lack of a
translation a hindrance. In the end, after reading or doing exercises, I need to check myself with a
translation. This is ...
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librorum "coemendi" causa?


in Exercise 168 Adler seems to make a mistake when translating "to purchase some books":

Adler wrote:
  • Why do you go to town? Quam ob rem in urbem is?
  • I go thither in order to purchase some books. Ego illo libros comparatum eo (or Eo illo, ut aliquot libros coemam or librorum coemendi causâ).

Shouldn't it be rather librorum coemendorum causâ? It seems to be an obvious mistake, but I am never quite ...
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question regarding the tense of "SPOLIAT"

I checked on line and one source said this is third person singular indicative but another source says that third person singular indicative is spolit. I would go with the latter because spoliat looks like subjunctive to me.
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Construction "alter alterum"


In Exercise 169 Adler presents us with the following sentence:
Adler wrote:
  • Do you like your sister? Diligisne sororem tuam?
  • I like her much, and as she is very complaisant towards me, I am so towards her; but how do you like yours? Ego eam valde (maxime) diligo, et quoniam ea erga me officiosissima (benignissima) est, ego erga eam pariter (similiter /or/ non minus) sum; tu autem quomodo tuam diligis?
  • We love each other, ...
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error in Wheelock Latin Workbook?

The answer given for an English to Latin tranlation: Illo genere scientiae non iuvabamur/iuti sumus.

Should it not be "illa' since scientia is feminine?
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Adler: a "tense" question


another question concerning something in Adler's exercises, this time it concerns the use of tenses.

In Exercise 100 Adler gives the following Q&A:

Adler wrote:
  • The silver mina (mina argenti) of the Greeks had the same value as the Roman denarius. Mina argenti Graecorum valorem habet eandem cum denario Romanorum.
  • How many minas are there in a talent? Ex quot minis efficitur talentum?
  • The talent contains sixty minas. Talentum ex minis sexaginta efficitur (Talentum ...
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