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Virgil's Eclogues

Does any one know what metre Virgil used for his eclogues? Or where I can find out about it?

Thanks!
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fear clauses and intransitive passives

hi guys, here's what i've got for these sentences:

1. The battle raged very fiercely from dawn until the ninth hour of the day.
pugnatum ferocissimum est prima luce nonas horas.

This is the one i'm most unsure about. No idea if you can put an adjective in between pugnatum and est. Is a preposition needed before prima luce? with nonas horas i'm going for "for nine hours" and not trying to translate "the ninth ...
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"i received the church bulletin"

Tractus ecclesiasticus receptus est?

Tractus ecclesiasticus ego recepit?
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the preposition "per"

Pax vobis,

Is the preposition "per" is kind of like an all/multi purpose preposition? Can it be used for the various English prepositions: for, by, from?

Gratia vobis,
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Dictionary puzzle

When I'm using my Latin dictionary (it's a Collins) I sometimes come across the abbreviation fus which does not appear in the list of abbreviations at the front. I can't work out what it means. Here are a couple of examples:

chance upon vt fus incidere in, invenire.

allow for vt fus rationem habere (gen).

Any ideas?
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help with aeneid 3 translation.

hello chaps, having trouble with a few lines:

3.354/355: aulai medio libabant pocula Bacchi
impositis auro dapibus, paterasque tenebant.

here's what I've got: "they were pouring out cups of wine in libation in the middle of the courtyard..." then i get confused.

"after the feasts had been laid in gold, and they were holding their dishes"??

3.363: et cuncti suaserunt numine divi Italiam petere...

"and all the gods urged me (in their divinity??) to seek ...
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Vulgate Usage Question

Valete!

Anyone have any idea how autem is being used in the following verse from John 1 of the Vulgate, amabo te? I checked an online dictionary and found "on the other hand, but, however, etc" but it doesn't make sense per what I understand the verse to say

quotquot autem receperunt eum dedit eis potestatem filios Dei fieri his qui credunt in nomine eius

Semper fidelis,

Athanasius
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How to say

ONE: how am I supposed to find how to pronounce these words, like what do the vowels sound like?
TWO: how do I say the word and, or is?
THREE: I'm working with this site to get words, but how or when do I learn how to set up the sentences? I'm nowhere near ready for that, but is there a program to learn that?

THANK YOU!
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alphabet development and classical latin

Salvete,

I'm new to Latin and I'm trying to (re-)start it right, and maybe even write some software on Latin (I'm a C/C++ programmer).

I did some research to find out about the development of the latin alphabet, but have found inconsistencies and contradictions between the results. Here is what I have:

http://www.pamellaneely.com/alpha/
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/latin.htm
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/latin2.htm

( ...
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Assatura ?

Does anyone know what the above word means ? I am guessing it is something to do with food from the context :-

femina assaturam radicula ornat.

Thanks in advance.
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