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Lingua Latina by Hans Orberg

Is anyone experienced with this textbook series? It is a graded latin reader which uses the "direct method". It is written entirely in Latin--there are no notes or translations in English. All vocabulary is supposed to be fully comprehensible from context along with the diagrams and pictures. The Lingua Latina website has some sample pages.<br /><br />This site highly recommends it: Latin by the Dowling Method Basically his method is to first memorize all the ...
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Hey, I've read in several posts that you pronounce the dyphthong AE as in "rIde" or like the word "eye"..<br /><br />My question is: do all your books state this? and is this the suggestion given from books outside of the U.S. also??<br />I find it sooo weird 'cause here in Italy we're definetely not taught to pronounce it that way!<br />We're usually taught to say it as in "bEt".. actually, if any of you ...
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Can someone help me translate: "United for the Public Good."<br /><br />I translated it as:<br /><br />iunctum pro benevolentiam publicam<br /><br />is that correct?<br />thanks
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"Thinking" Latin

A few years ago, when I do not even thought about learning latin, I heard about a class where the teacher spoke only latin and encouraged the students to do the same. I spoke a little with the magister and he said me that the students were introduced in the language by a "simplified latin". What do you guys think about it?<br />Is there something similar in the U.S.? How could one develop a skill ...
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I am learning Latin at home. Could you recommend any websites where I can listen to the lessons or can learn how to read Latin?
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I have just started latin and am having trouble with the vowels. I want to insure that I am saying them correctly. Can anyone help me with this?
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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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