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Question about relative pronouns

I'm working through some Latin sentences that are throwing me off somewhat. (I should note that I'm self-studying Latin at the moment!) I'd like to make sure I'm understanding the relative pronouns and their functions correctly in these 'pairs.' (There's no additional Latin for context, just these two pairs on their own.)

a. Mala inter nos es quae bona inter eos facis
b. Mala inter eos eris quae mala inter nos manseris

For (a), I'm ...
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Flower arranging in Latin

I have been reading through my Loeb English/Latin bilingual Virgil version, to brush up my Latin, and in it I have found 4 passing references to an unexpected subject: flower arranging (rather than merely mentioning flowers):-

Aeneid XII, lines 68-69

... aut mixta rubent ubi lilia multa
alba rosa,

Ciris, lines 95-98

munere saepe meo inficiunt foribusque hyacinthi
deponunt flores aut suave rubens narcissus
aut crocus alterna coniungens lilia caltha
sparsaque liminibus floret rosa

Copa, ...
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a posteriori, a priori...?

Hello everybody!
One really short question about the expressions "a posteriori, a priori". I am pretty sure that the ablative of "posterior" and "prior" ends in -e. Nevertheless, the expression is with the adjective in -i. How is that?
Thanks in advance!
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How should this word be translated? I thought it might be "and with for whom" but that doesn't make sense.
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Who commits patricide?

Hello everyone,
I am a retired biologist who used to have access to Latin experts who helped devise new names for scientific concepts. I still have concepts that I would like to name rationally, but have not begun my long-awaited study of Latin, so I come to you. I need the correct ending to a word which will change a word similar to "patricide," into a word similar to "one who commits patricide." Is there ...
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translation problem

Hi sunt eidem quos saepenumero Helvetii non solum in suis sed etiam in illorum finibus superaverunt

They are those whom the Helvetians time and again defeated not only in their own territories but also the territories of others. Not sure what do do with eidem.
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Horace, Epistles, vol.1, iii, lines 15 ff.

Context: the poet is gently mocking Celsus, who seems to be too imitative of already published poets.

quid mihi Celsus agit? monitus multumque monendus
privatas ut quaerat opes et tangere vitet
scripta Palatinus quaecumque recepit Apollo
ne, si forte suas repetitum venerit olim
grex avium plumas, moveat cornicula risum
furtivis nudatata coloribus.


And what is my Celsus up to? Already warned, and deserving further warning
that he should ...
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Anyone have any anki sets for Roma Aeterna can make public?

I need some help with the vocabulary, but there are no anki sets for it.
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verb denuntio

Does this verb take the dative? I am translating a sentence which has this verb coupled with a dative object but I find no reference that this is indeed a dative verb.
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scanning & pronouncing an elision in Horace

Context: going back through the Epistles, vol. 1 to find points I overlooked the first time through.

Horace, Epistles, 1.1, ln 4

non eadem est aetas, non mens. Veianius armis

How I scanned it: DSSSDS

non ea/dem est ae/tas, non/mens Ve/ianius armis

eadem: at first I wanted to read eadem as the adverb, but Lewis and Short show this adverb to be pronounced eādem, and I couldn't make this fit the meter. So I ...
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