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How can you tell whether a noun or adjective is neuter or not?
For example -- flumen, and templum ?
my teacher didn't really say anything when I asked.
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Usage of implied indirect discourse in the Aeneid.

In Liber III of the Aeneid, following usage of implied indirect discourse occurs: "...Huic me,quaecumque fuisset,/ addixi" (Aen. 3.652). In one of the footnotes on the page, it states that the subjunctive is used because of implied indirect discourse. I understand that subordinate clauses within indirect discourse take the subjunctive, but I do not understand why this particular sentence is considered to even be indirect discourse. Addixi does not seem like a verb of saying, ...
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Ideal vs True Culture in Latin Readings

When reading the classics (or attempting) and studying the language of such we are getting an idealized view of Roman culture and speech.

An analogy is this, if you visit China and take a tour you will see the bright and bustling new China that is overflowing with technology and livety. Take a step off the main streets in Beijing and you see neighborhoods of dilappidated buildings shareing bathrooms per block.

I am looking for ...
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Conversational Latin

Sunday my mother bought me a book called 'Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency' It's a phrase book and dictionary meant as a classroom excercise book. I read through it, and It doesn't have any direct grammar in it, but it does have very useful phrases and words for modern things. I was wondering if anyone has encountered it and if they could share their thoughts.
Lucus E. would be pleased to know that it gives ...
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Is my translation ok?

1) Who was from orators in Graece more famous then Demosthen?
Quis ex oratoribus in Graeca celebrior Demosthene fuit?

2) I have two daugthers. Which one did you saw yesterday?
Duas filias habeo. (Is it better "Mihi duae filiae sunt.")?
Utram heri vidisti?

3) Which girls did you saw in school?
Quas puellas in schola vidisti?
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...in saecula saeculorum?

Being a new Latin student (and not a Roman Catholic) I found myself attending a Beethoven Mass in C at the local parsih Church this past Sunday. Among the Latin included in the handout was this bit of scripture:

Dignus est Agnus qui occisus est, accípere virtutem, et divinitatem et sapientiam, et fortitudinen, et honorem. Ipsi gloria et imperiun in saecula saeculorum. (Ps. 71: 1)

This all seemed straight forward until I hit "in saecula ...
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Translation Help

Hi there:

I'm trying to think up a title for a text on business writing. What do you think of the following... do they make sense? Do you have any suggestions?

De Arte Scribendi Ad Negotium
De Arte Scribendi In Excelso

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Translation to latin

Is my translation ok?

1) Wiseman have wealth in himself, in himself there are true goodness.
(I have put himself twice in english but different in latin, that is because in my native langugae (Serbian) there are different ways of describing that word, so do take that in mind.)

Sapiens in se divitias habet; nam in eo ipso vera bona sunt.

2) Citizens of same country have same rights, same customs, to the same laws ...
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A silly bit of Translation help. . .

ok, I'm an aspiring Latin student. My buddy just got me to buy cambridge's latin course the other day. So i've been devouring it for a couple days. And in my spare time I find myself trieng to translate silly little things into Latin. But I need a confirmation on one in particular. .

Ego, quad sum Davidus, laetissimo.
(adding "us" to david for the propper latin sound.)

I, because I am David, am very ...
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Is my translation correct?? plz help me..

Hi... I found in one of the Latin's Quotation website, there a quotation saying that
"Amor animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur",
which means:
"We choose to love, we do not choose to cease loving."

If I want to say, "We do not choose to love, not even to cease loving",
is it going to be "Amor non animi arbitrio sumitur, non ponitur" ??

Please correct me if my translation is wrong.. Thank you.. ...
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