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N&H Exercise 2

I have decided to try to work through N&H and stumbled at my first attempt. In exercise 2 the 5th sentence to translate is:

Do not send me to ask for peace.

The answer key has:

Ne me miseris ut pacem rogem

I had

Noli me mittere ut pacem rogem

The answer key, to me, sounds more like you should not have sent me to ask for peace, or you will not have sent me ...
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Translation to latin

Is my translation ok?

1) I am opening the book and i am reading story to boys.

Librum aperio et fabulam puero legio.

2) Fields and gardens are dedicated to Faunus, acre to goddess of agriculture.

Campi et horti Fauno sacros sunt, agri deae agriculturae.

3) Miserable boys and girls, why are you opening doors of Troy?

O miseri pueri et puellae, cur Troiae portam aperitis?
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Relative Difficulty of Classical Authors


As my knowledge of Latin and Roman culture grows, so does my interest. After obtaining the syallbi for the first three Latin courses offered at my university---unfortunately, or perhaps for the better, my degree plan and proximity to graduating does not allow me to take any of them---I see that the first work Latin students spend any appreciable time with is Caesar's "De Bello Gallico." Selected readings from this multi-volume work are the topics ...
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In Matt. 6:12, part of the Lord's Prayer, the Vulgate reads, "et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimisimus debitoribus nostris." I am wondering why "debitoribus nostris" is in the dative plural. I think it could be a form of the dative of reference, but I am not sure because I thought that dimitto took the accusative.
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Translation to latin

Is my translaton of sentences to latin ok?

1) We are talking about collapse of ancient Troy.

De ruina Troiae antique narramus.

2) Greeks are heading into Asia and there they are fighting with (against) Trojans.

Graeci in Asia navigant et ibi contra Troianos contendunt.
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How would one form in Latin the following type of construction:


Would it just be the nominative (Feles-Deus, Puer-Rex) or some other way?
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Translation to LATIN

I have translated next sentences to latin:

1) Roman people have many gods.

Populus Romanus numeros deos habet.

2) It is a great glory of greek poet Homer.

Graecie poetae Homeri gloria magna est.

Is my translation ok?
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Latin and Greek texts

I am curious if there are any good Latin versions of some of the Greek works, a Latin Illiad?, or the Homeric Hymns (my favorite) perhaps? The Roman writers seemed to be knowledgable with Greek, so did any translate these works, or was one simply expected to learn Greek back then?

Ok, maybe I should have went for Greek first, but I am enjoying Latin and thought it would be interesting if there were such ...
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Translation to latin

I have to translate to latin next sentences:

1) Poets are glorifing bravery of sailors.

Poetae audacias nautas laudant.

2) Colleague, you are in school together with schoolgirls.

Collega, in schola una cum discipulis sunt.

Is my translation ok?
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Yes, I know, shock horror! The *S* word.

Please, does anyone know how to use this most tricksome of moods- and, if possible as in French, avoid it?
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