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Translation of latin

Is my translation ok?

1) Non facile senex sententiam mutat.
It's not easy to change old opinion.

2) Iactatio et vanitas gloriam ardenter cupiunt.
Dissipation and vanity passionately want glory.

3) Homo sapiens non semper sapientissime agit.
Wise man never repel the wisest.
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Positive adverb

I have to find positive adverbs from book and I think there is one error in it.

Among adverbs from which I have to find positive adverb there is superlative adverb plurime, which I think it's error (typo). I think it has to be plurimum which positive is multum.

Am I right?
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Adventage of knowing Latin?

Well I am the one who interested in learning Latin. but the question is what is the adventage of knowing and learning Latin. Because I think Latin is the dead language which is the root of romance languages and is used only in The holy see right?

So, it is right that some says that we just learn in vain? There's nothing but only know the root of the romance languages or just because we ...
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billy! I can't read the english english

Billy - see you at the gathering of classicists tonight, I look forward also to seeing your college mormor!

I am doing N&H Prose Composition Exercise 250. Many of these exercises I do skip because I can not understand the english (what the bleeding heck is a 'fastness'?!) This reminds me of my french teacher who has trouble writing standard english but whose french is excellent (iuvat a te doceri, magistra mea!)

Here is the ...
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Vi en la peli " S.P.Q.R. " Que significa?

I saw in the movie when Caesar goes anywhere, there 's somethin' and S.P.Q.R. on it. What does it represent for?
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Translation to latin

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1) Caesar was in war the bravest and most decisive Roman commander.
Caesar optimus maximeque Romanus imperator in bello fuit.

2) Health is more needed to people than wealth.
Salus est hominibus magis necessaria quam divitae.

3) Let Vestal girls guard eternal fire.
Ignis perpetuum Vestalum virgines custodiunto.
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Important grammar subjects

We had a post the other day about word order in Latin - a new learner was rather confused by this. It made me think about the way textbooks are often written - rather unimportant points like word order seem to be given the same weight as the completely totally screamingly (!!!) important stuff like ablative absolutes. Now, for some reason they "hold off" teaching about AA's until well into the course - so the ...
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Comparative sentences

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1) I know better and cleverer man.
Cognosco hominem meliorem et clariorem.

2) I see smaller and thiner bird.
Video minorem and gracilior avem.
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Which book should I start with ?

D'ooge, Collar & Daniell, Wheelocks . . . ?

For the absolute beginner.
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Need help translating

I have been learning latin on my own with 'the clarendon latin course' on and off for several years now.
I would get up to a certain frustrating point, then stop for several months, then do it all over again, getting to the point, understanding easily, and moving farther each time.

This way worked fine for me, until i got to 'Supplementary Exercise L'.
I just couldn't make any sense in # 1.
i thought ...
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