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classical all the way

How can I make sure to learn only classical Latin?
Medieval Latin is so vast... - I've seen from the size of the latin-portuguese dictionaries available where I live.

I don't even know whether the books I'm using to learn Latin are using classical or ecclesiastical Latin. Maybe they're using both.

To know of a strictly classical Latin dictionary would be perfect. I could check there if the words my books present to me are ...
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What is there to read in Latin?

I'm still trying to decide whether or not to drop Latin. I would like to know what there is worth reading in Latin.

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A Word Problem

Hi friends,

I am interested in finding information about a certain word: macidus. I have met this word at school in a test which was a paraphrase of Livius. The context implies that the word is related to macies, thinness, and should be taken to mean thin.

But I am not sure the word even exists! I haven't found in any dictionary of classical latin - I have even had a look in Peter Glares ...
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Help on this phrase please

Could anyone tell me what

"I will always be lost"

is translated into latin. Ive had a few answers, but they are all different? Many Thanks
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help finding blank exercise drills to practice conjugations

Hey everybody. I'm looking to see if anybody has a drill sheet they can post a link to or post a file of. I'm just looking for a paper with blank spaces for the nouns on one side and the cases next to them to practice writing. if anybody has some that'd be great, or i'll just use binder paper!
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Good textkit book for beginner Latin

Which book of textkit is the best to start out with Latin...especially for someone trying to learn by themselves...thx
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Dumb question...

Probally more a English question that a Latin question but please bear with me since I havent had an English class in years and I'm trying to teach Latin by myself...(well most of it, with help from this site) and "case" is that another word for noun? or the whole group such as noun, verb, adjective, etc? or is it types of nouns, adj. , verbs, etc? or am i thinking too much into this?
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Help in spoken Latin

Does anyone know a website? in regards on learning how to pronounce Latin words...or to get a start at speaking latin? any help would be appreciated...and sorry if this question has already been asked...sorry i wasnt going to go through 52 pages of forum...
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BBC Radio 4 Program about Virgil and the Aeneiad

I found a radio program from BBC Radio 4 about Virgil and the Aeneiad. I don't know if the link is still good but it is:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/ino ... time18.mp3

It is an mp3 file (11 megs) about 45 minutes long.
It is an interesting listen!
If the link doesn't work, they only post it for listening for a limited time, I have the file on my computer and it ...
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Beginner Question

Salvete omnes,

In the fourth principal part why do some books (and people) tell you to use the -us ending while others tell you to use the -um ending?

e.g. claudo, claudere, clausi, clausus/clausum

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