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Book after Caesar?

This has probably been asked a million times before but I can't find it anywhere on the first page:

Early last November I started on Wheelock's Latin and I've worked through that book and the Reader, and now I've finished Book III in the Gallic War. This is about the level where I should be: I find when I go back to the Reader it seems fairly easy, and in Caesar I can get most ...
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How do you memorize all those Latin noun and verb endings?

I've started and restarted learning Latin several times over the last few years. I've used all the books
usually mentioned on this forum for self-learners. Right now I'm close to half-way through Linney's Latin
Class. Already I'm beginning to feel that sense of hopelessness. How do you memorize all those declensions
and conjugations without spending several hours a day and every day doing it. I have tops an hour a day
and there are occasional ...
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ut esset quem plebs

I'm a it perplexed by the use of the word quem in this sentence from Cap XLII of Oberg's LLPSI. Livy (adapted by Orberg) is explaining how King Numa gave, placed his son-in-law in charge of all public and private rites / ceremonies.

Cetera quoque omnia publica privataque sacra pontifici mandavit, ut esset quem plebs consuleret, ne ritus neglegerentur.

Also all of the remaining public and private ceremonies he placed in in the hands ...
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Found: Latin-(Greek)-English index of plants and trees


Today I happened upon this nice document: a list of the names of about 1000 plants and trees in Latin, English and often Greek, alphabetical by Latin name. I can't speak to its accuracy, but it looks useful. (I hope I'm not the only one who struggles to no end with plant names!)

Link: Index Herbarum. (Rehosted for ease of download.)

(The original, titled "Indice-Piante", I found on Scribd. No author is listed, nor ...
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Brief Question From Erasmus' Correspondence

This a short sentence taken from a letter of John Fisher to Erasmus.

"Liber ille quo me scribis a Reuchlino donatum, nondum ad me pervenit."

I am a bit confused by the relative in the ablative, and the accusative of me...donatum. Is this an instance of what I have seen called "ablative of item given"...I can't make that make that sense because "nondum ad me pervenit": " has not yet reached me." Also confused by ...
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προπεμπτικόν, ἀναγράμμα, λεύκη in Latin?

EDIT: Oops, I meant to post this in the Greek forum. :oops:


Recently I ran across several Latinized Greek words in Comenius' Janua Linguarum. I'm trying to find equivalent Latin words or phrases because in a parallel Latin-Greek edition, I feel it's pointless to have the exact same words but in Latin script. So far I've found a few of these equiavalents. For example:

ἐπιθαλάμια -> ...


Tenuere tamen arcem Sabini. Atque inde postero die, cum exercitus Romanus inter Palatinum Capitolinumque collem instructus esset, non prius descenderunt in locum aequum quam Romani - ira et cupiditate arcis reciperandae accensi - montem subiere.

I'm getting a bit confused here...

The Sabines then held the citadel. And then the next day, whilst the Roman army was ordered between the the Palatine and Capitoline hill(s), they did not first descend from there to the ...
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alienis cladibus

Inde contra Crustuminos bellum inferentes profectus est; ibi etiam minus certaminis fuit, quod alienis cladibus ceciderant animi hostium.

Romulus moves against the Crustumini '....ibi etiam minus certaminis fuit...' and there there was a smaller army , ....quod alienis cladibus cediderant animi hostium - because with the fall of the foreigners the spirits of the enemy had fallen...
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New online: Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Salvete omnes!

I am proud to announce that my transcription of the Shakespeare-drama Julius Caesar (Latin translation by Henricus Denison) is now online. I donated it to Project Gutenberg to ensure its continued existence on the Web.


Carolus Raeticus
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Animated Prepositions - [Resource]

Here: http://prepositions.linguax.com

So this is nothing big (quite ad-hoc made), but very often I meet either beginners or even mildly advanced Latinists who do not have a firm grasp on some distinctions as in+acc and ad+acc or ab+abl and ex+abl. So this should help them. It is really poorly done, since I made it quickly just for some friends...and there are so far only some prepositions, but the main ...
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