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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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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:


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

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?

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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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