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Latin Phrases?

Hey,

I'm new to the forums and the site so I was looking for some help. I'm looking to get a list of Latin Phrases that can be used simply as expressions or slogans. Examples of this would be simple Latin Declarations found at colleges and the likes. "Carpe diam" phrases like that.

Thanks,
Ben
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Fairy tales in Latin

I just bought this book.

In the first story, of the 3 littles pigs, there is this sentence:

Primus porcellus viro multum stramenti portanti occurit.

Now, "multum" means "bundle" and "stramenti" means "of straw" (in the genitive).

Why is "portanti" in the genitive?
It's the bundle he's carrying, and it should be in the accusative.
i.e.

Primus porcellus viro multum stramenti portans occurit.


Or is "multum" the accusative of "multus"?

Also, right at the beginning, ...
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Sentence in Latin

Can anyone comment on this sentence?
Any suggestions?


<Poterimus nos lavare, aliquid saporum comedere et toto nocte dormire, ut parati per venationem cratini diei simus.>
<We shall be able to wash and have a tasty bit to eat and a good night of sleep ready for the hunt tomorrow>

Please offer suggestions or corrections.

Thans,

David
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Complementary Infinitive vs. Objective Infinitive

In latin:

Complementary Infinitive: A second verb is used to complete the meaning of the main verb in its infinitive form

Example:

We ought to give help to miserable people
MISERIS AUXILIUM DARE DEBEMUS

Ought=main verb Give=Infinitive Help=Object

Now look at the objective infinitive: Infinitive as object of main verb with noun in accussative form which is subject of infinitive

Example:

The farmer taught the slaves to work
AGRICOLAS SERVOS LABORARE DOCUIT

"Slaves Work" = ...
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Complementary Infinitive vs. Objective Infinitive

In latin:

Complementary Infinitive: A second verb is used to complete the meaning of the main verb in its infinitive form

Example:

We ought to give help to miserable people
MISERIS AUXILIUM DARE DEBEMUS

Ought=main verb Give=Infinitive Help=Object

Now look at the objective infinitive: Infinitive as object of main verb with noun in accussative form which is subject of infinitive

Example:

The farmer taught the slaves to work
AGRICOLAS SERVOS LABORARE DOCUIT

"Slaves Work" = ...
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3rd declension adjectives

i have always been using third declension adjectives with i-stems. i am looking at the word PAUPER and find that there are consonant 3rd declension adjectives which conjugate differently from i-stems like OMNIS.

look at the following table:

sing

m/f n
PAUPER PAUPER
PAUPERIS PAUPERIS
PAUPERI PAUPERI
PAUPEREM PAUPER
PAUPERE PAUPERE

plur

m/f n
PAUPERES PAUPERA
PAUPEREM PAUPERUM
PAUPERIBUS PAUPERIBUS
PAUPERES PAUPERA
PAUPERIBUS PAUPERIBUS



I know that there are three type of i-stem declensions.
there ...
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Vocab list for Carmina Catulli

I am about to start translating the poems of Catullus, and I am searching for a list of his vocab to study simultaneously. I have used Perseus vocab tool, but it does not show the conjugation of verbs and some of the words it shows do not have definitions with them. Does anyone know another place to find a good vocab list.
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Novice's embarassingly simple translation question

Hi all:

I am new here and and am trying to teach myself Latin. I am working through Sharpley's beginner's latin and could use some helping translating a sentence that has stumped me. The sentence is: "At Romanis erant multi dei deaeque." In context, it seems to me that it should mean something to the effect of "But for the Romans, there were many gods and goddesses." Romanis can be the dative plural of ...
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National Latin Exam

Hello:

My son is interested in taking National Latin exam, he studies Latin on his own using the books recomended by the High school Latin teacher. He is not in Latin class because he is in Middle school.

Is it true that the only way to sign up for National Latin exam is through the Latin teacher and only if you take Latin in school officially?
Will it work if my son does self-study and ...
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Software

I know it might sound Far-fetched... but is there any kind of free software for learning latin on the internet. I've searched for ages but i have still not found what i'm looking for.

Sincerely
-Mafuza
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