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Teacher looking for advice

Salvete omnes,

I am a new Latin high-school teacher, and I am facing a couple of issues with which I would greatly appreciate some advice. My students are expected to take and pass the AP exam in their 3rd year of Latin, and to then take and pass the IB exam in their 4th year. This would not be so daunting if I didn't also have students that were only placed in Latin because they ...
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Gathering together Monolingual Latin Resources

Salvete o collegae!

This being my first post, I'd like to make it brief: I'm trying to restart with Orberg after a few months of stress and distraction. I mean to immerse myself and put together the best monolingual Latin resources around. If there are other threads that have already put this together, please let me know.

Ideally, I'd like to make a sticky thread with the best resources organized and linked. Perhaps the stuff ...
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Help with translation please

Hi Folks,

I am composing a four-part polyphonic work for choir. I wish to use Latin text.
I want to say the following:
"The past provides, the present lives, the future has hope.
We give thanks"
At present I am working with a google translation that reads
"In praeteritis cavetur, In vitae nunc, Spes in futuro.
Gratias agimus"

Will this translation suffice, or is it totally erroneous.

Robert B
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problem with a Suetonius sentence

This is from Suetonius, Divus Augustus, Chapter 27, right at the beginning. The first sentence I understand:

"Triumviratum rei p. constituendae per decem annos administravit; in quo restitit quidem aliquamdiu collegis ne qua fieret proscriptio, sed inceptam utroque acerbius exercuit."

But immediately following is one that baffles me. Since I have an English translation, I know what others think it means, but I can't see the grammar.

"Namque illis in multorum saepe personam per gratiam ...
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I'm reviewing vocabulary in previous chapters of Orberg's LLPSI and have a sentence I want to confirm the construction of.

Nonne liberos pluris aestimas quam merces istas?

Don't you value the children more than those goods?

'pluris' is genitive case. It's an adjective and it's not agreeing with anything.

Are not your children OF greater value than those goods..?
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Hi there!

I encountered a sentence, "Neque enim dictatura mihi unquam animos fecit, ut ne exsilium quidem ademit".
What exactly is the purpose of "animos" (plural acc) here? Why is it plural? Is it something along the lines of "Dictatureship never uplifted my spirits (plural)"?

Thanks :)
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Latin for toddlers

Hi all, a "teaching classics to kids" discussion is ongoing in the grk forum, but it's just as relevant to this latin forum and so I'm linking to it here in case anyone has any useful input for teaching latin to kids, thanks!

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Hello! (:

I just finished the book Lingua Latina: Familia Romana. However, I don't feel very confident in the subjunctives, the differences of meaning and time between the different forms.

Could you recommend some source that covers this well?

Thank you!
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Let faith bloom forth in strength

I'm a writer and currently designing a coat of arms for a fictional kingdom. The phrase "Let faith bloom forth in strength" is supposed to be the motto of the people. Can anyone help me translate this particular phrase to latin?

Thanks in advance.
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Found: Avellanus' "Mons Spes, et novellae aliae"


The following list of works by Arcadius Avellanus (see the Latin Wikipedia for more about him) is taken from this Textkit-thread:

adrianus wrote:Palaestra
Interesting // curâ est.

Also // Etiam
Mysterium Arcae Boulé (The Mystery of the Boule Cabinet)

Also // Etiam
Insula Thesauraria

Also // Etiam
Pericla Navarchi Magonis

Also // Etiam
Fabulae Divales

I finally found an online version of the missing ...
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