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Understanding Virtual Indirect Discourse

I've run across this construction in several grammars, under different names (partial obliquity, virtual oratio obliqua, informal indirect discourse). I understand that the gist of it is that subordinate clauses with a subjunctive verb can be used to express the thoughts/speech of someone other than the writer. But am I also correct in conceiving of this construction as merely an extension of subordinate clauses in indirect discourse? That is to say, to the Latin mind, ...
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Deinde, a paucis initio facto

Deinde, a paucis initio facto, universi Romulum 'deum deo natum, regem parentemque urbis Romanae' salvere iubent.

Later, having begun with a few, all hailed Romulus 'a god born from the gods, the king and father of the Roman city.
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terrae (pl) (Oberg LLPSI Cap XLII)

His immortalibus perfectis operibus, cum Romulus contionem militum in campo Martio haberet, subito coorta tempestas cum magno fragore tonitribusque tam denso nimbo regem operuit ut conspectum eius militibus abstulerit. Nec deinde in terris Romulus fuit.

Nonne terrae (pl.) = universus orbis? ...orbis terrarium...
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Best Order to Use LLPSI Readers and Supplements?

Hello all,

I am looking for advice on the best order to use the supplements and readers designed to accompany the two primary volumes of Lingua Latina. As far as I know, there is no recommended order on the publisher's website, and I have searched the forum for a prior answer to this question, but have been unable to find one. I apologize if there is one and I have overlooked it.

I own the ...
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Non...opponerentur

Ita maximo terrore perculsi Fidenates, prius paene quam Romulus equitesque qui cum eo erant circumagerent equos, terga verterunt atque oppidum repetebant. Non tamen a persequentibus se eripuere : priusquam fores portarum opponerentur, Romani velut uno agmine in oppidum irruperunt.

The second sentence seems to be saying that despite fleeing their pursuers the Fidenates were unable to block the gates to their city before it was invaded by the Romans. ...
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1 John Reading Group (Aug. - Oct.)

This first post may be edited a couple times in the next couple days.

Welcome--this is a 1 John reading group that anyone is invited to participate in. I am hoping beginning readers can make use of this thread (now or in the future). Please treat novice questions with patience, and feel free to indulge in more advanced discussion. There are workbooks available for students who are partially through a textbook, so very introductory questions ...


Salvete

I am a new member here on Textkit, and I wanted to introduce myself. I am learning Latin using Wheelocks, plus two supplementary texts: Scribblers, Sculptors, and Scribes; and another book called 38 Latin Stories. Since I work full time, I study independently, and don't really have anyone to ask questions. I joined in the hope that I could get some occasional assistance and just absorb more Latin in general. Hopefully in time I'll be ...
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Ita maximo terrore...

Ita maximo terrore perculsi Fidenates, prius paene quam Romulus equitesque qui cum eo erant circumagerent equos, terga verterunt atque oppidum repetebant.

= Romanos timuerunt Fidenates atque Romulus cum equites paene equos eorum circumagerent, ii ad oppidum suum cucurrerunt?
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Simul e castris mota sunt signa eorum

Inde subito exorti Romani in latus hostium impetum faciunt. Simul e castris mota sunt signa eorum qui in praesidio relicti erant.

Signa : Ut vexillaris portarenter? milites?

Orberg id explicat: signa movere = e castris progredi

Inde subito exorti Romani in latus hostium impetum faciunt. Simul e castris mota sunt signa eorum qui in praesidio relicti erant.
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Attempt of translating Lingua Latina into Greek

I've just registered here, but my interest for Latin and Greek had already flourished for quite some time. I have gone through Lingua Latina per se illustrata and became quite fond of this method of "Natural Learning", which I have applied in some way to all the languages I have been and still am learning. My first attempts towards Latin began with Ooge, followed by Bennett. Unfortunately, this was not the way my mind wanted ...
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