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'sic felicem me videas' - what type of clause is this?

oro te, sic felicem me videas, narra illud quod tibi usu venit
From Petronius' Satyricon, Chapter 61.2-3

I'm not sure what type of clause this is (the bit in bold). My literal translation at the moment is, 'I beg of you, thus you see me happy, tell...' - but this doesn't seem to capture the meaning correctly.

I can only think that it's a result clause or a purpose clause - although I'm not sure ...
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Nōnne iēiūnī erimus?

A sentence from paragraph 22 of Ora Maritima:

Nōnne iēiūnī erimus, sī nihil ante versperum gustābimus? (Won't we be hungry if we eat nothing before evening?)

I think iēiūnī is nominative masculine plural. If that's correct, is it because the speaker and the whole group making up the "we" of the sentence is male?

If the speaker and group were all female, would the sentence start, Nōnne iēiūnae erimus...

If it were a mixed group ...
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Grātum, pergrātum - accusative masculine

In Ora Maritima, paragraph 21, I find, "...sī vōbīs grātum erit..." and "Mihi quoque pergrātum erit...".

It seems that grātum and pergrātum are accusative, masculine (mostly because I can't see that they are anything else), but can an adjective (on its own, without a noun) be the object of a verb? And why do they have to be masculine? If I were creating this sentence (instead of translating it) why would I choose the masculine? ...
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Future perfect as imperative

Long time, no visiting Textkit, but all is well!

Several times in the current chapter of Fabulae Syrae is the future perfect used as an imperative ("Ne hoc feceris"). Gildersleeve mentions that this usage exists but not more. Is there any real distinction between using the regular imperative and the future perfect? He also mentions the future as imperative, which is idiomatic in English ("You will not do this" or, better, "shall"); I guess the ...
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NEW AUDIOBOOK - 'Julia' by Maud Reed

Latinum http://latinum.org.uk has released a new Latin Language audiobook - 'Julia', by Maud Reed.
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This Latin audiobook contains stories of Roman myth, legend, pseudo-history, and history. The conceit of the book is that the stories were recited to a young girl, Julia, an inhabitant of Roman Britain.

The audiobook is for the most part quite elementary, and is intended for beginners, although all levels of students of Latin benefit from listening to 'comprehensible input', ...
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Nōnnulli ex...

I'm working my way through Ora Maritima and am trying the exercises for paragraph 19. It asks me to translate, "Some of the ancient inhabitants of our island were not barbarous." The "Some of ... " construction has come up twice before: in paragraph 7, Nōnnulli ex rusticīs ... (Some of the rustics ... ) and in paragraph 11, Nōnnulla ex nāvigiīs ... (Some of the ships ... ).

Am I right in thinking that ...
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question in subjunctive: Cicero, pro Sestio no. 128

I'm still having trouble seeing the clues for questions in the subjunctive. This question sent me to the translation before I could make it out. Pro Sestio is an oration in a political trial of Cicero's client Sestius. But Sestius's plight is entangled with Cicero's own politics. For this reason, much of the oration is devoted to justifying Cicero's actions. Cicero has been exiled, but while away the political struggle took a different turn, and ...
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Caius or Gaius?

Off to the beach tomorrow for a summer vacation & hope to catch the eclipse in Charleston, S.C.
(Sadly, looks to be cloudy all up and down the Mid-Atlantic states, but The Fates will decide).
Anyway, bringing my Loeb Caesar I, II, III to read. They are the perfect size for the beach and
frankly I need the translations.

But I notice that even within individual volumes Caesar is sometimes C.(Caius) as in the text ...
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AUDIOBOOK: D'Ooge's 'Colloquia Latina'

D'Ooge's 'Colloquia Latina' is now available at http://latinum.org.uk for download or streaming in Latin audio.


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AUDIOBOOK: Sonnenschein's 'Pro Patria

Sonnenschein's 'Pro Patria' is now available as an audiobook for streaming of download from http://latinum.org.uk.

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I am also currently recording Reed's 'Julia', and sections of this text are available for streaming as they are produced. Once complete, this audiobook will be downloadable as a Zip file.
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