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nec vērō quidquam - Familia Romana - XXXII Lines 125-126

Facile est grātiās agere prō beneficiīs, nec vērō quidquam difficilius esse vidētur quam beneficiōrum meminisse. It is easy to give thanks for favors, but in fact nothing seems more difficult than remembering favors.

Is this a decent rendering of the second clause in this sentence?
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Why is it that dictionaries don't have entries

for the third principal part? If I were confronted with "peperi" it would never occur to me to even look anywhere near "pario", and several verbs have non-guessable perfect forms, yet my dictionary, as I believe is common, only has entries for the first and fourth parts (which is odd since the supine can nearly always be inferred). I have no idea how irregular perfect forms were looked up before Google!
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"quis" in indirect discourse

I think I've studied a grammar rule for quis in indirect discourse, but I can't find it. Do I have this right? I am uncertain about the grammar for quis in this sentence.

Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, Book I, prose section 4

The author narrates his political fall, and its unfairness in relation to his upright actions.

Sed innocentiam nostram quis exceperit eventus vides. . . .

In clumsy English to let the Latin show: ...
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Translation question: agreement of cases


I would like to to translate the following sentence:

A 24 minute sequence from top to bottom, this intriguing series of telescopic frames tracks the occultation of Io by Callisto, two of Jupiter's Galilean moons, from San Pietro Polesine, Italy, planet Earth.

I would translate it fairly loosely like this:

Haec series imaginum telescopiô intra viginti quattuor (24) minuta in San Pietro Polesini, Italiâ, factarum et ordine temporis servatô a summâ ad infimam seriem ...
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History of Classical Languages Pedagogy

As I teacher, I would like to incorporate some of the mindset and methods of pre-World War II classical languages pedagogy, but I have never been able to find a precise description of the general method and sequence of studies practiced during that period. I know that a boy (or girl) in a British or American school during that period would have begun with a grammar book that included exercises. However, what was the ...
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Bellum Gallicum 5. 44. 4 — Help!!!

Gosh, how embarrassing! Reading Latin for 20 years and stumped by Julius Caesar!

Haec cum dixisset, procedit extra munitiones QUAEQUE PARS HOSTIUM CONFERTISSIMA EST VISA inrumpit.

Obviously the translation is "where the enemy was most dense" he broke in upon."

But why is there not an ACC. construction as object of INRUMPIT? The constructions given in the mini-Lewis and Short are: quoqunque; in castra, in aciem hostium; cum telis ad sese; ...
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how to determine the gender?

How to determine the gender in latin?
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sequence of tenses critique needed

This is from Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, Book I, Prose section ii. The lady Philosophy has just appeared to the unhappy Boethius. Philosophy explains that in the past Boethius was a powerful student of philosophy and a strong philosophical thinker. What explains his present tearful, dispirited state of mind?

Boethius narrates, quoting the lady Philosophy:

"Sui paulisper oblitus est; recordabitur facile, si quidem nos ante cognoverit."

"He forgot himself for a little while, but ...
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segnius : comparative adverb

In this sentence from Orberg LLPSI Cap XLIII: Ab legatis Albanis segnius res acta est it seems that segnius can only be a comparative adverb With the Albani legation the thing moved more slowly. However I can't see any reference to an advert segnius. L&S gives segniter (adv.) which would seem to bear out my view.
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Is indici - pres. pass. infinitive of indico, indicare ?

I know indicari is pres. pass. infin. of this but is indici another form?
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