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Annoying accusative with infinitive

While reading De sano homine by Celsus (in my Latin course) I stumbled on the following sentence:

Hunc oportet varium habere vitae genus

It's followed by a list of things that a healthy man should do, so out of context I can guess the meaning to be something like "one should have these different exercises in life".

I guess hunc in accusative refers to the things following the sentence, thus being the subject of the ...
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Abbreviations

I'm looking at a painting of the triumphs held after Julius Caesar's victories, and some people are carrying banners. I know the "SPQR" stand for "Senatus populusque Romanus," but does anyone know what the other letters stand for? The Romans are a little overly fond of abbreviation I think... This is roughly what they look like:

Banner 1
SPQR IVLIVS CAESAR P-M-

Banner 2
SPQR DIVO IVLIO CÆSARI D-P-P-P-


Oh yeah, and what does SPQR ...
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Pronunciation question

Is there a difference between the long a and the short o in Latin pronunciation? In the book, Latin: An Intensive Course, father is used for the long a and often is used for the short o. It seems to me that the two sounds are the same. Is there a difference?
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Help on a project of mine

Yesterday as a joke my Latin teacher remarked how nice it would be if the paper put out several articles in Latin every year. Now she wasn't being serious at all (we had been discussing Harrius Potter and the like just prior to this) but I thought what if this could actually occur.

However, I am on Chapter 7 of Wheelock and thus totally inable to translate an article into Latin.

If anyone would like ...
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Key to Charles Bennett's New Latin Compostion?

I am trying to learn Latin with Charles Bennett's New Latin Compostion and was wondering if there is a key available with which I can check myself?

Thank you in advance

Wyatt Sassman
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The Curse of Atreus

I am translating The Curse of Atreus from 38 Latin stories and am having problems with two of the sentences.

Sed, o Atreu, prompter tua magna vitia filii tui magnas poenas dabunt. In animis filorum tuorum manebit tua culpa antiqua; erit perpetua.

I have translated it as:

But, O Atreus, because of your great crimes your sons will pay a great penalty. Your ancient blame will remain in the souls of your sons; it will ...
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Unusual perfect tense ending

The first word in Book II of Virgil's Aenead is "Conticuere". The entry in "Words" is as follows:

conticu.ere V 3 1 PERF ACTIVE IND 3 P
conticesco, conticescere, conticui, - V INTRANS
conticisco, conticiscere, conticui, - V INTRANS
cease to talk, fall silent, lapse into silence; cease to function, become idle

I have not seen this ending used for the 3rd person plural perfect tense before, wouldn't it normally be "conticuerunt"? I almost took ...
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How to Master Latin without Translation

This posting is on reading Latin. I'm using the Smith revised edition of Teach Yourself Latin (Yeah, the binding split and there are loose pages.) It was okay until I came to the idea of "you only understand a Latin passage when you can come up with a translation." Sorry, I have learned Dutch and German and gotten used to their word order (subordinate clauses, negative words and infinitives) and translation would be an impediment ...
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Non-English Based Learning Latin textbooks / manuals

This posting is addressed to the organizers of textkit on behalf of:<br /><br />
  • native English-speaking learners who have learned other languages
  • native speakers of languages other than English
<br /><br />I was wondering whether non-native English speakers frequenting the textkit forums could recommend Latin text books in their native languages that they have found useful.<br /><br />Here's why: When Latin textbooks using English as the explaining language mention a topic there is usually no mention of languages ...
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RADIO: IN LATIN

HELLO Y'ALL :D<br /><br /><br /> CAN ANYONE POST LINKS TO INTERNET RADIO STATIONS IN LATIN.....OR SOUND CLIPS IN LATIN???<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />THANKXALOT ;)<br />
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