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De Beato Francisco

I am translating a text about St Francis of Assisi. he is talking to a pack of birds and they take him off to a city called Alvianum. They have just come to the city and:

Congregato populo et silentio indicto (tamen, cum loqui conaretur, propter hirundines nidificantes et multum strepitum facientes audiri vix poterat.)

I only need a bit help with the first part, outside the paranthesis.

I tried to translate it but couldn't ...
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Periodical sentences

Hello all! :wink:

I`m 14 and this is my second year of learning Latin,and I have a high interest in that language.
I`m posting here because I have a problem,when translating Tacitus or Cicero or similar authors I often find myself confused with all the mixed words that I get,I asked my teacher to tell me how to divide periodical sentences,he said that I should translate from ...
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Causal clauses help.

Found these quite hard, too many combinations of different constructions and i'm not sure how to connect them all.

1. The brave shepherds were sent to help the young women, because the old poets were silent.
pastores audaces mittebantur qui mulieres parvas adiuvarent, quia poetae veteres taciti erant.

is parvas ok for young? I think the rest is ok.

2. The wise king is to be spared, since he did not harm the happy Romans. ...
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Res Publica Conquassata

Is anyone familiar with the Latin reader in the subject? I was hoping to post some grammar questions whenever my professor (who has never taught Latin before and is only familiar with French grammatical terminology :? ) is not clear enough. Thanks!
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[The] Box of Latin Words

I am trying to translate the above line in the subject. What I got was:

Arca verborum Latinorum.

Arca = Nom. sg. box
verborum = Gen. pl. of words
Latinorum = adj. Gen. pl. Latin (agrees with number,gender and case of verborum)

This doesn't look right, especially the Latinorum part. Is it a good translation?
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scansion.

hey guys, i'm trying to teach myself scansion. I think i've got the hang of it but don't know if i'm getting it right or not. I've had a go at a few random lines from the aeneid:

1.265:

tertia dum Latio regnantem viderit aestas.
- u u/ - uu/- - / - - /- u u/ - -

1:270:
imperio explebit, regnumque ab sede Lavini
- u u/ - -/ - - / - ...
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How to say the phrase "Second Best"????

hi, i've been looking everywhere on how to say 'second best' ive been run around with 'unus et alter' but i think thats just 'one of two'. now im starting to think something like 'secundus optimus'??? any help will be muchly appreciated!!!.
thanks guys..
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Please check this basic translation homework--passive verbs

Beginner's homework -- I really don't think I have got the hang of the passive voice. Any corrections of grammar and word order would be welcome!

1. The girl was loved by the farmers.
puella ab agricolis amabatur

2. The old fields will have been given to the king.
agri vetus a regi dati erunt

3. The poet is being impeded by the horse.
poeta equo impeditur

4. The boar had been seen by the ...
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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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