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a question about "non"

Hi everyone,

First, I want to say thanks for the very helpful answers on my last question. I am back with another one, which hopefully will be very simple.

I'm wondering if, when you put non before several adjectives, it only affects the one that it's right next to, or all of them, or does it depend? Here is the sentence I'm wondering about (without the long vowel marks, sorry):

Fluvii Gracia non lati et ...
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Don't do anything...

I am trying to write something for a colleague's farewell card, and rather than "Don't do anything I wouldn't do", I want "Do lots of things I wouldn't".
I have 'fac multa quae non faciam'. Is this right? I'm particulary unsure about the faciam.
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Spanish book for beginning Latin?

I am trying to find a Spanish Latin grammar book for my wife.

I got her interested in Latin too, and I think it's a good idea to get her a few books so we can help each other learn.

My problem is in trying to search for a Spanish Latin grammar book. I keep getting Spanish Latin America from the search engines. It's frustrating.
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Elephants

Episcopus, shall I buy a pet elephant?

And Klewlis, where do you get used classics books in Ontario? Currently I am looking around for an Oxford Latin Dictionary, and obviously, the new price (~$460 CAN) is discouraging. Therefore tell me of your secret haunts.
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Simple question (I think)

I have what I believe to be a pretty easy question.

I've come up with a phrase, but I'm a real amateur with Latin. I know the conjugation is rather complex so I want to make sure I have this right.

I'm trying to say "dark land" or "land of darkness". Would the correct phrase be "Terra Noctis"? Or do I have the word-endings wrong?

Thank you VERY much for any help!
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Sentence

Im not exactly sure about the last part of this sentence.

Acer dux mílitum in belló erat; in páce agricola bonus.

The fierce leader was in war; ??? good farmer in? no idea.

thanks
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Advanced Grammatical Questions

i am right in saying that "quo facto" is an ablative absolute with a connecting relative?
Also, why does the future subjunctive not really exist (i.e. you have to use present sujunctive and future participle?)
How could you get a passive meaning of a deponant verb, like i was persued from inesquor, insequi, insecutus sum? Or would you have to use a different verb ( i know that deponants are passive in form but active ...
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Latin Poetry

Hi. I've had a basic grounding in Latin grammar and prose translation. I'm basically on my own to continue my education in the field now, though, and I'm looking for resources to learn about Latin poetry. I looked over the books textkit has available for download, and none of them really seem to touch on meter. If anyone can recommend any textbooks for me to pursue my studies, I'll be grateful...and, uhh, stuff.
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Just checking...

...to see if these are correct.

This large fierce animal ought to be killed by a sword heavier than mine.
Hoc animal magnum acreque interfici gladio graviore quam meo debet.

Oughtn't you to be more friendly to Julia's kinsmen?
Nonne amicior esse propinquis Iuliae debes?

Which of these girls is most like the queen?
Quae harum puellarum similima reginae est?

note: yes, I'm getting sick of these Jenney sentences too! switching to wheelock soon, hopefully.
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Verb/translation question

In my Latin text book, I have been learning about verbs. However, I came across a verb (?) form ending that I am not familiar with:

aedifcatAE

This word was used in the following sentence:

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Quorum arte aedificatae sunt urbes?

I was always under the impression that the AE ending was for nouns only. Could you please explain?

Aedificat means "build," so I also theorized that aedifcatAE could be a ...
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