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magis accusativo...


Orberg (Donatus?) has:

M. 'Super' quam vim habet?

D. Ubi locum significat, magis accusativo casui servit quam ablativo; ubi mentionem alicuius facimus, ablativo tantum, ut 'multa super Priamo rogitans, super Hectore multa'* (Vergilius: Aeneis I.750).

When it means location, it is more subject to the accusative case than the ablative ; when we are making ...
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How does the grammar of this work

I'm just at the end of Orberg Book I in my vocab revision exercise. In Cap XXXV - taken from Donatus' grammar he (Donatus?) has:

M. Quae nomina comparantur?

D. Appellativa dumtaxat qualitatem aut quantitatem significantia.

I think I know what this means but I'm not sure what the subject and object are of the answer.

'appellative' is an adjective. 'significantia' seems to be a participle....

I understand that Donatus viwed adjectives and nouns as ...
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D'ooge, Caesar and a decision

I decided to start with latin as well as greek (and everything else...) and after a lot of reading I ended up with this combination:

D'Ooge + Orbis pictus + grammar/syntax books for help. But basically I'll follow D'Ooge.

I remember a teacher telling us at school that Caesar's style was not very admired in his time, because he didn't use all the frills and sophisticated language of other amazing writers. Today we think differently ...
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Clarification of issues within Avellanus' Palaestra

Lately, I've been looking at this book and I have some sentences or words which I'm not always sure about.

If I write about them here, perhaps some kind soul will give me some hints.

(Using the larger and later text: https://archive.org/details/palaestrabeingpr12avel)

1. exercitium scribendi 7 (page 7)

"Nonne est etiam punctum quod non est rotundum, estne etiam circulus talis qui rotundus non est?"

Should this mean something like: ...
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Correcting Adler's Key to his "Practical Gramma


I have transcribed the entire 172 "Exercises" from Adler's A Practical Grammar of the Latin Language (1858, scanned version to be found at this Archive.org-page) together with the Key to the Exercises contained in Adler's Practical Grammar of the Latin Language (henceforth called KEY; 1858, scanned version to be found at this Archive.org-page). The end result will be a side-by-side (English-Latin) PDF-version and a raw text file (both free of course).

I proofread it ...
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Orbis pictus

Any reviews or comments on Orbis pictus by Comenius?

It doesn't seem to help with grammar, so which other manual (from the ones textkit or the Internet Archive offer) would you suggest as a helpful read?

Thank you :)
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D'Ooge vs. Wheelock: amaverimus

For the perfect subjunctive active amaverimus, D'Ooge makes the i short, while Wheelock makes it long. This is just one difference in this vicinity. Who is correct?
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Etymology of 'identity'

The etymology of ‘identity’ in OED changed from Eds 2 to 3. The earlier edition made reference to Du Cange's 1844 explanation of identitās as ‘quævis actio repetita’ in his Glossarium mediæ et infimæ latinitatis, Volume 3.

What is the proper translation of "quaevis actio repitita”?

Is it “any repetitive action”? Or, has been claimed elsewhere (per FN 348 of this book), is “quaevis” an imperative form of the verb “quaero”, so the translation would ...
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Unreal Condition in Oratio Obliqua


About Gildersleeve & Lodge
Abridged Sentences
Oratio Obliqua
section 659. Unreal Conditions in Oratio Obliqua

(section number might be different among versions that are around)
sample 3.

Nisi eo ipso tempore nuntii de Caesaris victoria essent allati existimabant plerique futurum fuisse ut (oppidum) amitteretur,
Caes., B.C.,3-101-3
Had not the news of caesar's victory been brought at that very time, most persons thought the city would have been lost. (in Oratio Recta : nisi ...
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Quaderno di Esercizi per LLPSI

I purchased the exercise books, mentioned in the title of this post, from Amazon Italy (by Accademia Vivarium Novum). I've received the two books, both for Familia Romana, and they are great when combined with the Exercitia Latina from Focus Publishing. But it does not include an answer key. I've searched and searched online. Does anyone know where one might be found, preferably free and downloadable?
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