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North and Hilllard Prose Composition

I wouldn't mind if some kind folks could check in every once and awhile and correct my work :D.

Exercise 2
1. I am going to the city to buy bread.
2. He went to the city lest he should see his father.
3. We have gone home to see our friends
4. We shall go to Caesar to ask for peace.
5. Do not send ...
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Deinde pater ei in utramque manum malum dat, how many apples

Deinde pater ei in utramque manum malum dat, et “Alterum malum nunc es” inquit, “alterum tecum fer!”
So how many apples are there in his hands? If there's only one, why use sing. here?
Thanks!
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quam sī bīnōrum - Roma Aeterna XLVI 253–257

Tum Rōmānī iussērunt captīvōs omnēs quōs Pyrrhus reddiderat īnfāmēs habērī, 'quod armātī capī potuissent, nec ante eōs ad veterem statum revertī quam sī bīnōrum hostium occīsōrum spolia retulissent.'

Then the Romans ordered that all captives whom Pyrrhus had returned be regarded as infamous, because armed they had been able to be captured, and not before they had returned the spoils of two slain enemies would they be returned to their former status.

I don't understand ...
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ossa, reginald foster - out soon

hi all, apologies if it's been announced already in another thread, but i just randomly bumped into this webpage linked below, about a book coming out in a few days setting out reginald foster's method of teaching latin - thought i'd pass it along:

http://thelatinlanguage.org/blog/ossa-published/

cheers, chad
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pronoun antecedents. Hor. Sat. I, #5

Horace and friends spend the night on the road.

proxima Campano ponti quae villula, tectum
praebuit et parochi, quae debent, ligna salemque.



Near to the Campanian bridge an hostelry, which
gave shelter; and purveyors firewood and salt, which things they-are-responsible-for .

I think I have this about right, but I had to work on the two relative pronouns.

Here are my constructions of the two relative pronouns. ...
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iniūriam fēcissent - Roma Aeterna XLVI Lines 215–218

Eōdem tempore Tarentīnīs, quī iam in ultimā Italiā sunt, bellum indictum est, quia lēgātīs Rōmānōrum iniūriam fēcissent.

War was at the same time proclaimed against the Tarentines, who are still a people at the extremity of Italy, because they had offered violence to some Roman ambassadors.

Why is fēcissent in the subjunctive?
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A Good De Senectute commentary?

Does anyone know where I can find a good commentary for Cato Maior De Senectute?
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Did Romans read Livy or Tacitus cover to cover?

Likewise, would Romans finish Ovid's Metamorphoses or Vergil's Aeneid cover to cover? Seems that we modern students of Latin are too used to abridged texts, which might be due to the fact that Latin is not our mother tongue and it's pretty much unrealistic to be expected to achieve competence in the language as Romans did even after years of learning.
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ut after verb of fearing, and other difficulties

Horace, Satires, I, 4, lines 29 ff.

Context: because in satire the poet focuses attention of the failings of men, and because there are so many failings, there is much room for satire. The quotation is one example, the merchant.

hic mutat merces surgente a sole ad eum, quo
vespertina tepet regio, quin per mala praeceps
fertur uti pulvis collectus turbine, nequid
summa deperdat metuens aut ampliet ut rem.


Translation:

This man trades ...
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Senatorial Pignora

The passage under consideration, from the beginning of De Orat. III. Apologies for the length but I thought it'd be best to have the full context. The basic backdrop: L. Crassus and M. Antonius (and Scaevola in book I) have been discoursing on oratory for the benefit of Catulus, Caesar, Sulpicius and Cotta. Antonius has finished his discourse and this book contains that of Crassus.

Instituenti mihi, Quinte frater, eum sermonem referre et mandare huic ...
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