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easy traslation

Hi,

I started to learn Latin and trying to translate some easy passages. I want to ask an easy sentence to translate:
'Damocles, amicus Dionysii, divitias tyranni semper laudabat et dicebat Dionysium fortunae filium esse.'

I translated this sentence like that: Damocles, the friend of Dionysius, praised the riches of the tyrants and always said that the fortune of Dionysius is his son.

Is that correct? I believe it's not ... please help..
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case for titles

In titles, should the case be nominative? I very often see titles using the de+abl., but that is not what I'm referring to.

I seem to remember thinking that titles should use the accusative, but I can't remember where I'd read that...

thanks much...

edited to add, I'm referring to titles of books/writings/etc. (not people). For example, if I wrote a paper on bread, would it be titled "Panis", or "Panem". (ignoring the possibility "De ...
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What is the correct sound for V?

Such as in Verbum in Latin, does it sound like a W or a V in English?
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Translation: Toast to John Adams in Amsterdam, 1782

Hello to all,

I was reading the diaries of John Adams (2nd US pres) during his stay in the Netherlands and noticed the following entry:

(1782, oct 14) Not long after my Reception here I was invited by Mr. Le Vaillant At Amsterdam, to dine with him in Company with Mr. Van Berckell, Bikker, and their Connections. When, according to the Ton in this country, We came to that Period of the Feast, when the ...
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Is Latin as hard as Greek or easier?

I eventually want to study Latin, and I may just start sudying it sooner then I thought. I have been studying Greek for about a year, and I am just getting the hang of it now, and I feel comfortable to move on to a 2nd year course. But I have been considering jumping into Latin.

Are there any good couses for learning Latin that has a grammer course set up like Mounce? Such as ...
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Jenney's Second Year Latin

If there is any one out there with the correct translations for the excersises in Jenney's Second Year Latin please please please please please hook me up with them. The rest of my class and myself would greatly appreciate it! :D
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Pronunciation Q's

I have some names that I'm confused about, 'Xerxes' and 'Laocoon'. How would one pronounce them?
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re: irregular verbs

Forum:

Am I understanding these words to be irregular verbs of the word "esse"?

Singular:
sum/es/est

Plural:
sumus/estis/sunt

Caeruleus
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using abhinc

I'm confused about the correct way to say 'three days ago'. My Longmans' book says abhinc plus accusative. N&H also shows an example with abhinc followed by the accusative: 'three days ago - abhinc tres dies' but in the key to the exercises, the time is in the ablative: (36.9)'I saw my friend at Carthage three months ago - Tribus abhinc mensibus Carthagini meum amicum vidi'
Should the time be ablative or accusative?
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Beginners books

I would like to know opinions on beginners latin books.
I have Collar and Daniels printed and D'Ooge unprinted. They look similar.
Whats the best to start with? Any one of these? Or another one?

Thank you all
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