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I'm trying to translate the phrase "Be all my sins remember'd" into Latin, and so far I have "Omnes vitia mea memorent."
First question: Could the partititve genitive be used here? I.e. "All of my sins"
Second question: Is this proper use of the subjunctive? My instructor said desired actions can be constructed using the subjunctive but I would just like some clarification.
EDIT: *memorentur
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on love and youth

Y'all, am trying to translate the ff. into Latin

English: "You are only as old as your youngest lover."

My attempted Latin: "Ad iuventissimus inamorata in aetatis aequalitas es."

And yes, I've used this line to put a smile on a very lovely lady's face.
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Futurum esset - Roma Aeterna XLII Line 324

Idem nefastos dies fastosque fecit, quia aliquando nihil cum populo agi utile futurum esset. He also established days on which no public business could be transacted and days on which it could, because sometimes nothing profitable ought to be done with people.

I'm having trouble with futurm esset. What construction is it? The closest thing I can find is the future active infinitive, but with that I've only ever seen the future active participle followed ...
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Qui cum descendere - Roma Aeterna XLII Line 315

Qui cum descendere ad animos non posset sine aliquo divino miraculo, simulat sibi cum dea Egeria nocturnos sermones esse:

I'm not sure what Qui is supposed to be doing in this sentence. Any thoughts?
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Solve metus

Hic versus notus Aeneidis est.

Sunt hic etiam sua praemia laudi;
sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt.
Solve metus; feret haec aliquam tibi fama salutem.

cur 'metus' nominativus (vocativus?!) et non accusativus est?
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Irregular 1st declension nouns

Salvēte!

Can anyone tell me what is the correct 3rd Principal Part (i.e. 1st Person, Active Indicative Perfect) of necō?

I have found it listed as an irregular verb in a number of texts where the 3rd Principal Part is listed as necuī but then again I have found other texts which list it as necāvī!

Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar states that "necō has regularly necāvī... except in composition" but this doesn't help me ...
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When to use -que, et, ac or atque

Hi,

I have noticed for example that -que is commonly used when an author is making an enumeration of things. I wonder if you know of any ancient or old sources, in which this question is being discussed?
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Deni simul quinos - Roma Aeterna XLII Line 263

Deni simul quinos dies imperitabant... - Ten were ruling at the same time for periods of five days. Am I translating this correctly?
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a motto/ warning

Y'all, I'm trying to translate the ff. statement:

"If you speak ill of another person, I will tell him all about it. The truth will set us free."

Here's my try:

"Sic diceris vituperatione ad hominen, dicero ad eum. Veritas nos liberavit."

Good enough? Pls advise. Gratia vobis.
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Is this irony?

Hi everyone !
This is from Justus Lipsius' Preface of his Tacitus Edition (1580):

Brevitas etiam mea fortasse quibusdam non ad gustum.quid faciam?ita natura mea et iudicium est:et tractari malo,quam semel adspici et tangi.Aquam maris dulciorem in imo esse aiunt,quam in summo.

I read it (loosely)as follows:and my conciseness(of his commentaries) may probably not be to everyone's taste.What can I do?It is in my nature and according to my judgement and I would rather have ...
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