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Non...opponerentur

Ita maximo terrore perculsi Fidenates, prius paene quam Romulus equitesque qui cum eo erant circumagerent equos, terga verterunt atque oppidum repetebant. Non tamen a persequentibus se eripuere : priusquam fores portarum opponerentur, Romani velut uno agmine in oppidum irruperunt.

The second sentence seems to be saying that despite fleeing their pursuers the Fidenates were unable to block the gates to their city before it was invaded by the Romans. ...
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Ita maximo terrore...

Ita maximo terrore perculsi Fidenates, prius paene quam Romulus equitesque qui cum eo erant circumagerent equos, terga verterunt atque oppidum repetebant.

= Romanos timuerunt Fidenates atque Romulus cum equites paene equos eorum circumagerent, ii ad oppidum suum cucurrerunt?
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Simul e castris mota sunt signa eorum

Inde subito exorti Romani in latus hostium impetum faciunt. Simul e castris mota sunt signa eorum qui in praesidio relicti erant.

Signa : Ut vexillaris portarenter? milites?

Orberg id explicat: signa movere = e castris progredi

Inde subito exorti Romani in latus hostium impetum faciunt. Simul e castris mota sunt signa eorum qui in praesidio relicti erant.
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stuck with one sentence

Hi, I am struggling with a text in a book called "38 Latin Stories" which is a companion to Wheelock's. I am an independent student and the text I'm struggling with says it is adapted from Cicero, Brutus 65-70.

I won't type in the whole thing, but there is one sentence which still has me stumped:
= supplied by notes
() supplied by me

Sed ea in notris inscitia est, quod hi ipsi qui ...
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nomina earum ?

Itaque cum populum in curias triginta divideret, nomina earum curiis imposuit.

Accordingly, to divide the population into thirty curia, he placed their names onto the curia...?

All of my attempted translations have a circular feel. What noun is 'earum' standing in for…. whose names? does it mean the pre-existing names of nobles etc. amongst the population… ?
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Ex bello tam tristi...

Ex bello tam tristi laeta repente pax cariores Sabinas viris ac parentibus et ante omnes Romulo ipsi fecit.

After such an unhappy war the happy peace suddenly made the Sabine (virgins) more dear to the men, to the parents and, most of all, to Romulus himself.

I'm taking it that the subject of this sentence is pax and the adverb repente qualifies the verb fecit at the end of the sentence....
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Latin help please

Hi
is the Latin translation for rem perdidi is I lost interest?

thank you!
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Question from LLPSI Cap XLII

The Romans are dealing with Mettius

In eum haec gloriantem cum globo ferocissimorum iuvenum Romulus impetum facit. Ex equo tum Mettius pugnabat, eo facilius fuit eum pellere. Pulsum Romani persequuntur.

From the horse Mettius was fighting by which (means) it was easier to strike him...

I don't know whether 'eum' here means Mettius himself or Romulus. That is, whether fighting on his horse made it easier for Mettius to strike Romulus or easier ...
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Stopping Point for 1st Year Latin

JMJ

Hey Y'all,

I'm a homeschooled student working through my first years of formal Latin (although I should have started MUCH earlier...). I am using Linney's Latin Class for my curriculum (here's a link to Mr. Linney's site: http://www.linneyslatinclass.com/index.php). My question concerns whether I'm on par with other first-year Latin students. Since the course uses Gunnison's text (link: http://books.google.com/books/reader?id ... pg=GBS.PR4), which was ...
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velle tuum nolo

Salvete,

I was browsing through some Martial sayings, and got stuck on this one:
"Insequeris, fugio;fugis, insequor; haec mihi mens est:
velle tuum nolo, Dyndime, nolle, volo."

I have translated the first half as "you pursue, I flee; you feel, I pursue; here is my way of thinking:"

The second half's syntax, though I know what it is supposed to mean since I saw some other translations, I cannot decipher at all. I originally translated ...
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