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How important are the macrons?

I'm teaching myself Latin and have the intention of studying it in a university come a year or so, and so far I've been memorizing all the little macrons, though to tell the truth, it's sort of a pain. I know that actual Latin didn't have them, but will they be demanded of me if I go to study Latin somewhere? Should I memorize words with the macrons or is it a waste of tempus ...
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cum multitudinem - Livy

I'm not understanding something from Livy :

"mouet res cum multitudinem tum duces"

That is, I understand the meaning of the phrase, but I don't understand how the accusative forms "multitudinem" and "duces" could possibly follow "cum," when it doesn't appear to be any kind of temporal clause. Quis auxilium ferat?
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translating Caesar

I decided to start in on the good book of Caesar, as it seems to be about my level. I can recognize most of the vocabulary and some of the phrases seem to come right out of D'ooge ( I'm starting to get the impression that d'ooge sort of teaches towards this reading)
I've decided to tackle it without any English version handy, so I guess I'll know if I end up with Caesar admitting ...
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cura mebris - Vergil

I feel like I'm missing something in the beginning of Liber IV of the Aeneid:

At regina graui iamdudum saucia cura
uulnus alit uenis et caeco carpitur igni.
multa uiri uirtus animo multusque recursat
gentis honos; haerent infixi pectore uultus
uerbaque nec placidam membris dat cura quietem.

"membris ... cura." I'm not following that. Who or what are these "members" ? There are dinstinctly a couple of sexual connotations that could resolve the phrase, but ...
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Where do you place latin?

I've been thinking about this for a while. Sometimes I tend to go for any one of the 3. What do you think?
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Help! Help!

Hi : If anybody has information on learning games for Latin, please let me know. Thank You! Paige.
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different versions of the Oxford Latin Dictionary?

If I am correct, the 1983 version hasn't ever been updated, BUT I am seeing reprints with 2150 pages and another for 2126 pages ...?? :?:
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Oh no! Cicero!

"Ut omittamus superiores, Marcone Crasso putas utile fuisse tum, cum maximis opibus florebat, scire sibi interfecto Publio filio exercituque deleto trans Euphratem cum ignominia ess moriendum?"

Granted we should ommit the prior men, Marcus, you think that when he was prospering with great wealth, that it was advantageous for Crasso to know then that he had to die with disgrace for the (advantage of?) Publius who himself was killed by his son, and for the ...
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What does the following Latin tag mean?

Source: Dictionary of National Biography

Reynolds, Walter d. 1327

Reynolds seems to have been one of those evil-living, secular-minded clerks whom Edward I did not scruple to use in his rougher business, and did not hesitate to add to the household of Edward, his young son. He is said to have been made the prince's tutor. Anyhow, he became the chief favourite and confidant of the young prince, who describes him as one ‘qui a ...
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Where can I get an electronic/pdf version of Forcellini?

Does anybody know where could I find and electronic or pdf version of Forcellini's Lexicon totius latinitatis?

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