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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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nonne latinam sedebo? (not literally!)

Sorry for the feeble topic. I would have said it better had I been good enough at latin. <br /><br />Well...anyhow, the deal is this: the GCSE entry date for summer 2004 is 21st february 2004. However one is not allowed to be a private candidate at the same centre (eodem ludo heh) for the same set of exams (? heh) i.e sumemer 2004. <br /><br />So this means that the only one that I ...
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Out of Office message

<br />Let's say I want to configure an "out of office" message in my email application that says something like:<br /><br />I'm out of the office until November 6. If you need assistance, please call Manderley at 256-512-1024.<br /><br />or<br /><br />Je ne suis pas au bureau jusqu'à jeudi 6 novembre. Si vous avez besoin d'assitance, veuillez téléphoner Manderley à (+1) 256-512-1024...<br /><br /><br />What would be the best way to phrase this? I've started ...
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Phone numbers

<br />If you were going to tell someone your phone number, how would you do it?<br /><br />Let's say your phone number is: 256-512-1024.<br /><br />Would you write the number as CCLVI-CCCCXII-MXXIV (or CCLVI-CCCCXII-MXXIIII)?<br /><br />There's a purpose to this queston. It leads up to another question I have which is coming down the pike. :)<br /><br />
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Help

This sentence has sort of stumped me. <br /><br />Amant oppidani Sextum et laudant, quod magna cum constantia pugnat. <br /><br />I translated it as "The townspeople love Sextus and praise him, because of his great constancy in battle," but why cum? "The townspeople love Sextus and praise him, because of his great constancy with battle"? It just doesn't make sense to me. <br /><br />(It's from Chapter Nine, by the way; I lost my ...
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What about Wheelock's and Moreland?

I am considering teaching myself Latin in my spare time. I might have half-an-hour to put in every day, with more hours available on weekends. <br /><br />I just read the rant against wheelock, in which the Latin:Intensive Course was given high marks.<br /><br />I do not have time right now to go full steam into Moreland and Fleischer, but would it be a good idea to start working on Wheelock now, and then switch ...
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Hunc a tuis aris arcebis.

I'm doing a bit of revision, and have come across this sentence (again with no context). Does it mean 'You will keep him away from your altars'?
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