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Is this a good book to buy? Vergil's Aeneid

I'm currently study Latin at Univeristy,
and my class will be doing Vergil's Aeneid Book II
at the first term.

I'm thinking about buying this book "Vergil's Aeneid
Books I-VI by Clyde Pharr" ISBN:0-86516-421-5
has anyone ever come across this book before?
Is this a good book to buy? Or can anyone recommend me
any commentaries please?

I need all the help I can get to study Latin.

Thank You Very Much
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help for a flounder

well ashamedly I say that my studies have fallen behind. cessatione mea studiis cecidi, ergo i've decided that i need to catch up. and this sentence gave me a little trouble, especially in the second part.

Feminae pulchrae viros miseros e provincia romana ad amicum oppidum cum magna mittunt ne incolae provinciae esse videantur.
The beautiful women send the miserable men from the roman province to a friendly city (along) with a great crowd that ...
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Listening Comprehension help

Hi all!

I was wanting to understand what is said in a song (by Tristania, called The Shining Path). There is no lyrics for it anywhere... it's in the beggining, I wanna know what the choir sings...

I would be eternally grateful for any help. :D If any of you want the mp3 file of the part i'm talking about, post here, so I can split ...
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Roman money

A very nitpicking question that has no relevance to understanding anything, but nonetheless:

Lingua Latina does not give (at least so far as I've seen) what the abbreviation HS actually stands for (which is very rare; almost everywhere else Orberg gives the words on which other words are based).

I've checked G&L which has 1 measly paragraph which hardly explains anything. A&G has much more detail but gives only this obscure reference to HS, stating ...
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Ancient Latin Revisted

A year and some odd months ago, I brought up Ancient Latin. I'd like to revisit that topic now.

From Remains of Old Latin IV (LCL):

o Cn. f. Scipio

Cornelius Lucius Scipio Barbatus
Gnaivod patre prognatus fortis vir sapiensque
quoius forma virtutei parisuma fuit
consol censor aidilis quei fuit apud vos
Taurasia Cisauna Samnio cepit
subigit omne Loucanam opsidesque abdoucit.


Any hints on the first two lines? The part I'm stumped over ...
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Case with constare?

Lingua Latina, Capitulum VIII...

"Quot nummis constat anulus in quo gemma est?"

AFAICT, this translates (freely) to 'How many coins does a ring with a gem cost?", but I can't tell whether nummis is dative or ablative plural. That wouldn't be a problem, as I'm used to getting confused, but none of dictionaries I have mentions it either...

I'd be grateful if somebody could point me in the right direction...

Many thanks

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Roman pronounciation of Greek

In my readings (haha, that sounded cool :D ) I have seen some greek words in Latin texts. I know that Rome was influenced by Greek Culture, so that is understandible.. Look at how many words of French origin are in the English language. These Greek words were also declined in the way of the Greeks, which makes sense. Seeing as the Romans decided to use ...
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Any longer

How, pray tell, would the phrase "any longer" be rendered into Latin?

As in: I shall dare to attack Cicero before the Senate in order that not any longer may harsh words be said against Catiline.

It must be fairly simple (for in my short period of study the textbook exercises expect me to know it) but I am coming up blank.
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indirect statements

I am having a hard time with more complicated sentences, verbs with indirect statements in particular, so I will lump my questions all together here:

First: the word eunti it is a form of eo/ire, but what form? eundi is the genetive of the gerund, eunt is they go, but i can't find eunti

my next question is translating the following:

Principes Gallorum dicunt se nullum consilium contra Caesaris impelium inituros esse.

The chiefs of ...
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