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In Catilinam 1.11-12

For the most part no problems, but

Magna dis immortalibus habena est atque huic ipsi Iovi Statori, antiquissimo custodi huis urbis, gratia...

I take this to mean "great gratitude should be given to the immortal gods and in particular to Jove Stator, most ancient defender of the city". It all seems right except for "habenda". "Great gratitude should be had towards the immortal gods etc."? Why not "magnae gratiae agendae sunt"?

Quam diu mihi consuli ...
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New YouTube Resources

I have posted a few new YouTube resources recently, which some of you may be interested in:
John Stirling's useful Latin prose paraphrase of Virgil -

A sample of a dialogue by Corderius

Chapter Seven of Pexenfelder's Apparatus Eruditionis

A video about my views on learning Latin - reading the comments below this video may be interesting for some people as well.
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Just Enough Italian for Dante

If this post can be ruled to be germane to Latin (it seems a couple of Dante questions have been), I was wondering whether there are resources online or in print for getting just enough Italian to begin to read Dante's Italian. I say Dante's because in my ignorance its relation to modern Italian is not wholly clear to me. If William Blake could do it, there must be many more resources now. I just ...
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perfect subjunctive, need review on grammar point

Here are the first two lines of Horace, Odes, I, 18,

Nullam, Vare, sacra vite prius severis arborem
circa mite solum Tiburis et moenia Catili;

This ( "severis") seems like a hortatory, or jussive, subjunctive, but I'm just guessing here. I don't get the meaning of the perfect tense here, in the subjunctive.
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Question of Ecclesiastical Latin

Dear all,

I am translating this paragraph:

Deus, qui omnium Beatorum Martyrum tuorum, in regione Indosinensi peremptorum fidem mirabili constantia roborasti, concede propitius; ut Ecclesia Tua, eorum precibus adjuta, novos ubique terrarum triumphos celebrare mereatur. Per Dominum

Athough I already had its Vietnamese translation as below , it seems very strangle in Syntax and Wording that I can not analyze by simply using the William Whitaker Dictionary:

Oh God! Please let ...
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class of defective verbs

These verbs lack some form or other of their conjugation but is the missing form the same in all the defective verbs or does the missing part vary with the particular verb in question?
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Horace, Odes, 1, 28: some difficult (for me) expressions

Context: In the final segment of this poem, the poetic voice is that of a dead man imploring a living passerby to perform a rite to dispose of corpse, which as I understand is ritually incomplete. Not only does the dead man make his request, he also threatens the living man with dire punishments for noncompliance. The idea seems to be that a just request for a service must be granted by an upright man, ...
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Name for newspaper in Latin

Hello, i love latin language... And i'm looking for a name for a newspaper online about business, accounting, finance and fashion.
Nice name in english are Business Insider, zero hedge etc...
I thought a name like "Confiteor" that is very cute, but maybe is better for a title of book...
Someone could help me?

Thank you in advance.
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Pronunciation of iit

It is my understanding that this word is pronounced as eet but why not yeet? Is this true of all words with a double i?
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Si se audiant - Roma Aeterna XLV lines 41–42

Sī sē audiant, domum omnēs inde abitūrōs. If they followed the speaker's advice, they would all go home from there.

I know this is a mixed conditional. My grammars say they occasionally pop up, but I can't seem to find anything more about them.
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