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Suetonius on J. Caesar, chapter LXXX

Context: Suetonius describes the growing fear that dictator Caesar intends soon to make himself king.

Quae causa coniuratis maturandi fuit destinata negotia, ne assentiri necesse esset.

Translation: This was why the conspirators accelerated their planned efforts , in order not to give assent .

After much thought, I am reading it like this:

Quae fuit causa: this was the cause. I am reading "quae" here as if it were a demonstrative ...
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Orberg Cap XLIII

Adapted from Livy Orberg tells the story of the battle of the Horatii and Curatii. It's down to the final two and he tells us:

Prius igitur quam alter — nec procul aberat — consequi posset, et alterum Curiatium conficit. Iamque singuli supererant, sed nec spe nec viribus pares. Alterum intactum ferro corpus et geminata victoria ferocem in certamen tertium dabat; alter, fessum vulnere fessum cursu corpus trahens victusque fratrum ante se strage, victori obicitur ...
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..corpus sineret.

Ergo, ut divideret pugnam eorum, capit fugam, ita ratus Albanos secuturos ut quemque vulnere affectum corpus sineret.

There's something I'm not getting. The part from ...ita ratus - in this way he thought the Albani following...' and then ut quemque vulnere affectum... so that he? / it? (the tactic) would allow each body to be affected with a wound...'

I'm having trouble with the subject of sineret.
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translation problem

In Italia urbem desideratam habebitis. I think desideratam is a perfect participle and the way I translate this sentence is 'you will have longed for a city in Italy'. But this sounds like the future perfect tense which is covered later in the book. This one has me stumped.
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In Catilinam, second oration

1-2 were kind of tough but I think I've got it for the most part (at least I mostly get the sense); nevertheless I have a few problems:

Catiline has left town:

Nulla iam pernicies a monstro illo atque prodigio moenibus ipsis intra moenia comparabitur.

("Now no destruction from that monster, that prodigal one, will be set against the walls themselves (from) within them.")

Non enim iam inter latera nostra sica illa versabitur, non in ...
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Asking grammar questions in Latin

I am a high school Latin teacher. My subdepartment uses Wheelock's, which of course yields excellent results on standardized tests and college placement exams but unfortunately has imparted almost no oral comprehension or intuitive sense of the language. I am planning to weave Orberg into the curriculum next year, but in the meantime, I would at least like to ask my students on grammar questions in Latin.

I am familiar with all of the Latin ...
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genti ea tempestate secundum Etruscos opulentissimae viris

In LLPSI Cap XLII Orberg Scribit:

Cum iam viribus suis satis confideret, Tullus Sabinis bellum indixit, genti ea tempestate secundum Etruscos opulentissimae viris armisque.

...genti ea tempestate secundum Etruscos opulentissimae viris armisque = Sabini genti opulentissimae in viris armisque (ablativi) ?
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ea sancta

In LLPSI Tullus Mettium puniturus est ei loquit: 'Nunc, quoniam tuum insanabile ingenium est, at tu tuo supplicio doce humanum genus ea sancta credere quae a te violata sunt!

ea sancta = ea (res) sancta? ea sancta acc. neut pl?
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tough grammar calls in a sentence of Suetonius's

Suetonius compares the belligerents Caesar and Pompey, in regard to their treatment of Romans who
refused to take either Pompey's or Caesar's side (Suet. Jul. 75)

I'm making a lot of grammar calls of which I'm unsure, but I seem to remember more when I try, and then see the correction.

denuntiante Pompeio pro hostibus se habiturum qui rei publicae defuissent, ipse medios et neutrius partis suorum sibi numero futuros pronuntiauit.

denuntiante Pompeio: ablative ...
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Homework Help short translation.

juratores presentant quod Johanna et Agnes braciaverunt et fregerunt assisam. Ideo in misericordia

I have translated as:

Jurors swear present that Johanna and Agnes used to brew and had done together. Therefore into merciful

Again, I am unsure about the ending as my translation does not make sense to me...
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