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Caesar and Pronouns

Salvete omnes,

As many of you probably know Caesar wrote his works referring to himself in the 3rd person. However, he does say "mihi" in de Bello Gallico, liber 6, 14:

"Id mihi duabus de causis instituisse videntur, quod neque in vulgum disciplinam efferri velint neque eos, qui discunt, litteris confisos minus memoriae studere".

I have a few questions:

1) Why do you think he changes the pronoun reference?

2) Do you know of any ...
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Help me with a quote

can someone sugest or create a quote or saying in latin to cover following words
Humanity (maybe human being)
Righteousness (morality or honesty)
Creativity (innovation)
public service (duty, serving others)



I dont know any latin and My english sucks as well please help. i live in Seoul South korea just in case here is my e mail address:
here is my E mail halteacher atsign yahoo dot com
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Usefulness of Latin?

I'm almost through with two semesters of Latin. Now that I think about it, I'm not sure why I'm learning Latin as opposed to Spanish or French (Those are the three languages at my high school). I can't use Latin to communicate with anyone, and there isn't a large enough Latin community to justify writing in Latin.

I'm not Catholic and don't need to read the Bible or anything else in Latin. What is there ...
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Need help with a short translation.

"ego ipse tabernam, in quā habitō, servāre possum”

Here's my translation:
“I can look after the shop in which I live, myself. It seems stilted though, how about this:

I can look after the shop that I live in, myself.

Also:
"Statim ad viam, in qua taberna erat, festinavit: adeo cupiebat tabernam possidere."

Possiblities:
He hurried at once to the street in which was the shop: he was desiring to own a shop so greatly. ...
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Help saying this

Forgive me, I do not speak Latin. I am English.
I am looking for a small sentence that sounds like Latin (typically sounding that is) for a song.

I was wondering how to say "Respect for the Pope" in Latin?
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Ludi?

Salvete omnes,

I was reviewing my vocabulary recently and I ran across the following two words:

Ludus, Ludi (m.) school
Ludi, Ludorum (gen pl.) (m.) games

Does the genitive plural of Ludus also mean games? I am very confused by these two words.

thanks
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Conjugating 3rd -io

Salvete,

i've started using the Verbix conjugator (http://www.verbix.com/languages/latin.shtml), and jolly useful it is too. i just happened to notice in passing recently that it conjugates the 2nd per. sing. pres. active ind. as -îs (that's a long 'i', if you can't see it). Try http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/go.asp?T1=facio&D1=9&H1=109&sourceid=Mozilla-search or http://www.verbix.com/webverbix/go.asp?T1=cacio&D1=9&H1=109&sourceid=Mozilla-search to see what i mean.

This is not what i see in such as D'Ooge or A&H. Is there some justification for it? Perhaps it's from some other ...
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please help with a quick sentence!

Hey everybody. I was doing my Latin homework and I came across this word: agrum. I looked it up everywhere and cannot find it. Maybe a more experienced Latin speaker would know what it could mean. I am using Oxford's Latin course, part one. The sentence is:
Flaccus agrum arat.
Flaccus is a name, and arat means to plough. But I don't know what agrum is. Thanks a bunch!

Sara
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Discerning transitive from intransitive

Salvete omnes,

I am confused by transitive and intransitive verbs. From what I know, a transitive verb is a verb that can be followed by a direct object. Intransitive is just the opposite. That part I understand. But in Latin pugnare is an intransitive verb, correct? But can't pugnare have a direct object? e.g. Hominem pugnavi. Is there anyway that you can easily memorize transitive and intransitive verbs?

Thanks
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Latin monolingual dictionary

Hi, does anyone know where one can get hold of a Latin monolingual dictionary? OK, not Thesaurus Linguae Latinae or Du Cange's Glossarium mediae et infimae latinitatis - I've not money or shelf-space enough! But I've always found mono-lingual dictionaries invaluable learning modern languages, and it seems odd I can't find a Latin one. Just a single-volume one would be perfect.
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