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I can't translate something.. ^^

Hello everyone!:D well, it's my first time posting here...;)
I have a big problem... I promised my teacher to do exercises and to translate some texts during my holidays (which I'm having now). I spent almost one hour thinking about one *stupid* sentence!:x Can you, please, help me with it? ^^ Here it is:
"Socrates, vir magnae doctrinae ac singulari prudentia, Xanthippem uxorem duxerat, mulierem iurgiosam et ...
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making questions

now i've been taking latin classes at my university (YAY !), it's really exciting

i work with D'Ooge book since august, and i can say it helps me out TOO MUCH, it's pretty easy to get into

well... every class my latin teacher gives us some exercises to do, homework, and i've been thinking if you can correct me (sometimes), not answer the questions but only see if i'm doing good

i don't wanna bother ...
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Army motto - please help

What does this mean

Professionalis omnum anteires

and is it grammatically correct?

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English --> Latin experiment

We all, unlike most "qualified" english degree holders (I would wipe my bum with one to be honest), know very well that latin in particular will give the writer so many possibilites openings different ways of rendering one basic idea that it is indeed better to write whatever you wish to write in latin, unless of course you want people to read it :(

I should be ...
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Double-checking imperative use


Please confirm use of imperative mood. Thanks.

1. Come in quickly, children, and sit down.
-- Intrate celeriter pueri et sedete.

2. Come here, Decimus; I want to see your tablet.
-- Veni hic Decime; videre cupio tabula tua.

3. Work hard Julia; don't play.
-- Diligenter labora Iulia; Noli ludere.

4. We are working hard, master; and so tell us a story.
-- Magister, diligenter laboramus; Itaque fabulam nobis narra.

5. Listen to ...
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Mediaeval Latin first?

Hello, I was reading an article by Dorothy Sayer in which she suggested that perhaps it would be beneficial if students are first exposed to Mediaeval Latin for several reasons that she highlights in her article (see memoriapress.com for more on this).

What should we make of this?
(Sorry if this point already been discussed on the forum)
Thank you.
Best regards
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Can someone help check my grammar?


I'm new to Latin. I saw a phase "Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia" by Ambrose and wanted to expand on it. I wanted to say "Wherever Peter is, there is the church: That is, wherever men believe what he wrote in first epistle chapter 3 verse 21, namely both that baptism is necessary to salvation and that faith is necessary to baptism, there is the church."

I translated it "Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia: Id ...
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Please confirm clauses.


1. Diana was the daughter of Latona.
- Diana filiam Latonae erat.

2. Niobe had seven daughters.
- Niobe septem filias habebat.

3. Niobe also had seven sons.
- Niobe quoque septem filios habebat.

4. Phoebus was the son of Latona.
- Phoebus Latonae filium erat.

5. Niobe was proud because she had seven sons, and seven daughters.
- Niobe superba erat quod septem filios et septem filias habebat.

6. Latona had only one ...
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Good day to you.

Fimus, merda, stercus. All Latin words for poo. But what do you call a turd in Latin?
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quam hanc linguam discere?


I'm working my way through Wheelock's (up to ch. 17) by my lonesome, and also have Groten's 38 Latin Stories. I do all the supplemental excercises in the back of Wheelock's. Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for further reading, drills, etc?
I'm convinced that reading is important at every step, no matter how halting my understanding may be. Are there readers that one would recommend for someone halfway through Wheelock's?

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