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This sentence is driving me nuts

From Nepos' Life of Timoleon 2.2<br /><br />Cum interficere posset, noluit tutoque ut Corinthum perveniret effecit, quod utrorumque Dionysiorum opibus Corinthii saepe adiuti fuerant, cuius benignitatis memoriam volebat exstare, eamque praeclaram victoriam ducebat in qua plus esset clementiae quam crudelitatis; postremo ut non solum auribus acciperetur, sed etiam oculis cerneretur quem ex quanto regno ad quam fortunam detulisset.<br /><br />What tense is adiuti fuerant?<br />What are the antecedents of cuius and qua?<br />Why is ...
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In Need of a Brush-Up

I studied Greek and Latin at school, but that was (agh-hmm) years ago now, and I've found that I've forgotten a lot. Of the books available on this site, which would you most recommend for a brush-up, rather than starting from scratch?
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Katharos=pure in Greek, what about in Latin?

Got this from skylax<br /><br />"The original Greek form is Aikaterine (Ekaterini), a word of obscure etymology, which became Katerina.<br />The name became then Catharina in Latin because the Latin-speaking people believed that the name derived from the Greek "katharos", meaning "pure".<br /><br />What would be the best word for pure to match this in Latin? sanctus, castus?<br />
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Hi. I am learning Greek, not Latin. Here is a question non-the-less.<br />The school where my daughter attends has NULLA DIES SINE LINEA on the crest. (I assume this is Latin ???) Can someone tell me what this means? Thanks in advance.<br />
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Many answers to questions needed experts :)

1. is i or i with macron pronounced as 'eye' or 'eee' ? like 'i' ! imperative -go!<br />if i without macron it i as in bit, and with macron is i as in machine, how would radii be pronounced?<br />2. is the dipthong ae pronounced 'eye' or 'ee'? I have heard different pronunciations for both i and ae. As in caesar 'seize 'er', but Galeae as 'gal ee eye'! <br /><br />so is it ...
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Latin For Beginners, Benjamin L. D'Ooge

Does anyone know where I may be able to purchase this book from? <br /><br />Please, it is the best grammar I have seen; however I cannot <br />possibly print out all 358 pages :(<br /><br />Moreover a proper book would be much better.<br /><br />Thankyou in advance!
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Latin for Dummies

Hello<br /><br />Has anyone read the book called 'Latin for Dummies'. If so please let me know what you thought of it. <br /><br />Andrew
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Please help

This sequence from Catullus 101 is giving me trouble :(<br />I think I have the gist of it, but the intertwining structures are rather confusing.<br /><br />Nunc tamen interea haec, prisco quae more parentum<br /> tradita sunt tristi munere ad inferias,<br />accipe fraterno multum manantia fletu,<br /> atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale.<br /><br />I have no trouble with the last line, but even heavily annotated, ...
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Proper name help, latin

Trying to turn the english name KAITLYN into Latin, can anyone help?
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Enclitics and accent

As I know, when the postpositive conjunction "-que" is added, the accent is placed so, as if it were a single word. When the preceding syllable is long, there is no difficulty to place it: "senatus populu'sque romanus" and so on. But where must the accent be placed in such cases as "corpus animaque"? (It is nominative; so the "i" and last "a" both are short.) I’m not sure that "ani'maque" is correct.
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