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Latin Via Ovid and Henle Latin

Hi everyone,

I looked through an online sample of Latin Via Ovid.
I am currently going through D'ooge's text, but thought Latin
Via Ovid might make for good "reading practice." Does anyone
have any thoughts on this text? I would also like opinions of the
Henle Latin texts, if anyone here has used them.
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I have gender issues.

Yeah, you heard me...

What is the deal with words that are masculine and feminine? Such as adulēscēns?
How do you differentiate gender? With meus/mea?
And would this sentence make sense grammatically, even if the "colleague" were a guy?:
Collēga meus cohortem meam est.
My colleague is my bodyguard.
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six questions


1) How would I pronounce "huius"? I'm thinking "hwee-oos"?

Making sentences here, how did I do:

2) Nōmen huius mōris perfidia est. = The name of this custom is treachery.
3) Virtūtēs hominum mōrēs fēminārum sunt. = The virtues of men are the habits of women.
4) Nūllae hae uxōrēs tempus habent. = None of these wives have time.
5) Ea nōmīnis egēbat. = She was in need of a name.
6) Rōmānī ...
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How much vocabulary does one need?


What do you think is a sufficient number of words in order to understand Latin?
I've been making flash cards for a week, with the nominative on one side and the declensions on the other. I've memorized 70 so far.

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is proven!

First, thanks to everyone who answers my posts.
Second, I need the Latin for "is proven!".
I'm trying to write "The chastity of Diana is proven!"
This is all I've come up with:
Castitātem Dianae vēra est.

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ablative help, please?

what would be the use of the ablative in the sentence

The sailor is frightened by the sword.

It seems almost like ablative of agent, yet it isn't personal, but it doesn't seem like means either. Can someone please offer a solution?
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Huysman's attack on Golden Age Latin authors

hi guys, i was just wondering if you've read J-K Huysman's caustic attack on Golden Age Latin authors? it's hilarious. An English translation is online (although it's a bit old and tortured, from an out of copyright edition--the new translations in bookstores are better):


There's also the original french version:


(Huysmans wasn't a classicist... he copied these opinions from an old ...
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Translation Help: Latin to English

I found this inscription on a globe made by Johannes Schöner in the early 16th century.

I think that the first line states, “Here in this portion of the world exists a region…”, but before I attempt to further embarrass myself by flaunting my complete lack of Latin language skills, maybe someone could help me with the translation.

I can’t determine if the whole inscription pertains to the construction of the globe or to the ...
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tu cogito ergo doleo

Hello! I know that "Cogito ergo Doleo" means "I think, therefore I am depressed", but I'm wondering if "tu cogito ergo doleo" would be a proper translation of "<b>you</b> think, therefore <b>you</b> are depressed"?
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How would I say "Welcome friend." in Latin ? ?

How would I say "Welcome friend." in Latin ? ?

(And not Vale amicus)
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