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Important grammar subjects

We had a post the other day about word order in Latin - a new learner was rather confused by this. It made me think about the way textbooks are often written - rather unimportant points like word order seem to be given the same weight as the completely totally screamingly (!!!) important stuff like ablative absolutes. Now, for some reason they "hold off" teaching about AA's until well into the course - so the ...
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Comparative sentences

Is my translation ok?

1) I know better and cleverer man.
Cognosco hominem meliorem et clariorem.

2) I see smaller and thiner bird.
Video minorem and gracilior avem.
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Which book should I start with ?

D'ooge, Collar & Daniell, Wheelocks . . . ?

For the absolute beginner.
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Need help translating

I have been learning latin on my own with 'the clarendon latin course' on and off for several years now.
I would get up to a certain frustrating point, then stop for several months, then do it all over again, getting to the point, understanding easily, and moving farther each time.

This way worked fine for me, until i got to 'Supplementary Exercise L'.
I just couldn't make any sense in # 1.
i thought ...
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Latin assistance urgently required!!!

1. I am going to the city to buy bread
- eo in urbem ut panem emam

2. He went to the city lest he should see his father
- iit in urbem ne suum patrem videret

3. We have gone home to see our friends
- iimus domum ut noster amicos videamus

4. We shall go to Caesar to ask for peace
- ibimus ad Caesam ut pacem rogemus

5. Do not send me ...
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Catullus 13

Hi all,

I have a few questions about this poem. But first, here's my non-literal translation

Cenabis bene, mi Fabulle, apud me
paucis, si tibi di favent, diebus
si tecum attuleris bonam atque magnam
cenam, non sine candida puella
et vino et sale et omnibus cachinnis.
Haec si, inquam, attuleris, venuste noster,
cenabis bene: nam tui Catulli
plenus sacculus est aranearum.
Sed contra accipies meros amores,
seu quid suavius elegantiusvest:
nam unguentum dabo, quod meae ...
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Oh boy did I have trouble with this one...

For some reason I couldn't handle it...Latin to English I tried, I think I got it wrong in certain places...

Si tu et Tullia lux nostra, valetis, ego et Cicero valemus. Ad athenas tardeque et incommode navigamus, enim adversi venti erant. De nave ambulavimus et nobis Acastus cum litteris praesto fuit. Accepi tuas litteras et ex multis amicis litteras.

If you and Tullia, our light, are strong, I and Cicero are strong. To athens we ...
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Help in translation

Can someone help me translate this sentence?

Veteres Romani domi parci, in amicos fideles fuerant; templa deorum pietate, domos gloria ornaverunt.

I am not sure but my translation goes like this:

Old Romans are rarely at home, they trusted friends; worship temples of gods, ornamenting homes with glory.

What does domi parci means?
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a curious line in Horace...

Hi there textkit!

can anyone elucidate this line in Horace for me?

hoc iter ignavi divisimus, altius ac nos praecinctis unum : minus est gravis Appia tardis. (book I.V)

i would translate the first bit as:

feeling lazy,we split up the journey
(lit. we the lazy men split up this journey)

but this next bit..
praecinctis is clearly a perfect passive participle, dat/abl plural
so literally, 'having been girded profoundly', but how does this fit ...
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Latin A level homework help... before its too late

Please help with the following sentences. Any suggestions on their correctness?

They did not know what the island was like.
Sorry. No idea about this one.

We asked whether the war had been finished
quaesivimusne bellum confeciset

He ran so quickly that no one could catch him
tam celeriter cucurrit ut nemo eum capere possent

They have come in order that they may conquer us
venerunt ut nos vincant

We were wondering why you feared ...
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