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Oblique madness

I have a question about the oratio obliqua: In a long indirect discourse, when I have a verb in the third person singular, the pronoun "se" is in the singular and the person which he talks with is in the third person singular as well(scilicet "eum"). How do I know who is performing the action showed by the verb?
Is the "se" guy, or the "eum" guy? Do I infer this only by the context? ...
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How best to start when you're on your own.

I'm a senior at a public (and sadly Latin-less) high school. I got interested in learning after joining a Gregorian chant choir at my parish. I am a complete novice, I have no idea where even to start. but luckily I found this site. What approach would be best for someone like me, with no one around to help?
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Puellae aquam poetae portant.

SALVETE OMNES, S.V.B.E.V.
I'm looking at my grandfather's first year Latin book, and I'm confused with one of the sentences:
Puellae aquam poētae (for the poet) portant.
Now I think this sentence could mean either:
The girls are carrying water to the poet. Using the Dative declension.
or
The girls are carrying the poet's water. Using the Genitive declension.
But I don't understand how it could mean for the poet.

Unless, "Puellae" and "aquam" are going together, in which case it ...
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Latin - English Interlinear or Parallel Bible

Does anyone know if such a thing exists ? ?
I own a Vulgate and a greek-latin parallel New Testament but I would pay big for an interlinear or parallel latin/english Bible.
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More Translation

cum omnes virtutes currant in stadio , lola perseverantia accipit bravium

non quaruntur in christianis intia sed finis



Any ideas ?? ? ?
The second one is something like "there is no ?? in Christianity ?? but the end".

The first one might be something like "With every virtue we run into persevereance and take suffering ? ?" What are stadio, bravium, and lola ? ? ?
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Looking for Summa Theologica or De Civitate Dei . . .

Is Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas, or Augustine's De Civitate Dei online (in latin) ? ?
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Translation help please.

In profundis tenebrarum
Aurei cruentique solis occasus.
Dominus fletum e Styge hausit,
Solus beryllus continet lucentes illas lacrimas,
Dominus fletum e Styge hausit,
Tamen in eius profundis
Abyssus abyssum invocat.
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Alces

http://www.textkit.com/files/BLD_Latin_For_Beginners.pdf#page=228

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"...sunt etiam animalia quae appellantur alces. Hae nullos crurum articulos habent. Itaque si forte conciderunt, sese erigere nullo modo possunt."
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Favourite Latin Tense

Do vote for your favourite Latin tense, merely based on aesthetics and the way in which the tense sounds. I'm quite curious to see whether you like the same as I. :o
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2 questions, please...

No jokes please. This one's got me scratchin my head:
Officium nautam dē ōtiō hodiē vocat.
Duty calls today sailor's of leisure???

Also, now that you see how new I am to Latin, how long (in years/decades) would it take to understand this guy?

multos gratias et valete bene,
solitario
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