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book for sale.

I have a Latin grammar that I have no intentions to use.
(My sister-in-law picked it up at a used book store thinking that I studied Latin instead of Greek.)
It is called "LATIN FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS" by D.E. Hamilton and J.O. Carlisle.
It is published in 1939 by W.J. Gage & Co., ltd.
I don't know if it is a good book but it appears to be fairly thorough with lots of reading.
Considering ...
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Been Learning for 3 Days

I've been learning Latin independently for three days now using rosseta stone software. Rosseta stone is great for learning how to spell, pronounce, and from small sentences in Latin but it doesn't explain grammar much and I'm confused about a few things which i'd like to clear up.

First this sentence; Piscis albus est - the fish is white or, a white fish. Here's another just like that, Canis albus est - the dog is ...
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Latin Beginner's Textbook???

Hey everyone, I have studied Classical Greek for about the last year or so, and am interested in picking up Latin at a slower pace, over the next year. I was wondering what you guys and gals might recommend as the best beginner's Latin Textbook? I have enjoyed the Athenaze textbook for Greek (if anyone is familiar with it), and am wondering if the Oxford Latin Course is a worthy investment? I have purchased prematurely ...
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Infinitive and Gerund

The question is posed here. Any takers, either here or there?
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Churches and flocks

Well, this is kind of above my level, but I am trying to firm up the concepts of perfect, pluperfect and subjunctive I am learning by trying out a few sentences.

I am trying to say:

It was getting dark when he arrived at the old abandoned church with his flock .

So, as a first attempt:

Advesperāscibat cum advenerit cum pecō suō ab ecclesiā antīquā desertā.

My dictionary says that 'when' as when ...
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It is getting dark

According to my dictionary, the English phrase 'it is getting dark' in Latin is

advesperāscit (from advesperāscere, -vit)

I have not started learning 3rd conjugation verbs yet, but this looks like one. The questions I had were:

1) The entry in the dictionary was not listed in the 4-prinipal parts format I've seen so far. I know some verbs do not have all four prinicpal parts so that's ok, but now I am not sure ...
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Medical Latin assistance need - please please help

Hi

Im currently reading medicine in prague and have to study latin. I have a exam on monday which i need to pass. I have the exam paper (dont ask me how lol) but i havent got the first clue about it. Im emailing u asking if u could please please please help me. I need the answers. I know this is unorthodox but this is my last chance to stay in medicine. Can u ...
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Helpful translation/dictionary program

I have found a simple console-based program to be of great benefit to me in my Latin excursions. It is called 'Words' and is available at
http://users.erols.com/whitaker/words.htm

I have it at the ready as I go through Wheelocks. One can enter a Latin word and get the declension/conjugation and meaning, or it can also take English and give you the Latin word.

Sincerest apologies if this is old news ...
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relative pronouns

Salvete:

I'm trying to form English sentences and translate into Latin as a way of practicing the use of relative pronouns. I would be most grateful if someone could have a quick glance at these sentences to make sure I'm not way off.

Thanks


I seek those things which are good
quaero illa, quae bona sunt

Those are the men from whom I fled
illi sunt quibus fugi

the citizens of whom I spoke have ...
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Translation help

Hello to everybody,

I've got two clauses that are unclear for me.

"Ne servum propter operam sordidiorem reicias. Ne ministeriis aestimes illum, sed moribus. "

They're confusing because somehow some verbs are missing if I understand the beginning so : you refuse to ....(reicias )

But what does he refuse ?

The parts are of a schoolbook and these phrases are of a text about a letter from Cicero to his friend Lucilius about slavery. ...
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