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Book 1.51 Tacitus's Histories - comments on my translation?

I will now relate the origin and causes of the revolt of Vitellius. After Julius Vindex had been slain and all his forces with him, the army, flushed with joy over the booty and glory it had won, as was natural since it had secured a very rich victory without effort or danger, preferred to advance and fight, to secure rewards rather than mere pay.

My go:

nunc initia causasque motus Vitelliani referam. caeso Iulio ...
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Translation problem

Hi there,
I'm not so sure about the meaning of one sentence I've found in a Patrologia note (Migne Gr., vol. 32, col. 967, n. 65): quod equidem me certo scio non sine ipsius pace dicturum. Here's the context.

"Fatendum est sane hoc loco S. Basilium (quod equidem me certo scio non sine ipsius pace dicturum) longe aberrare et ab evangelica historia et a recta Simeonis verborum interpretatione".

What would be the right meaning of ...
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(greek crosswords too!)
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Translation Horace 30.3

Can anyone help me to understand the next line?

"Exegi monumentum aere perennius, regalique situ pyramidum altius."

Word by word, I'd translate "I raised a monument more long-lasting than bronze, in a royal site more high than pyramids."

And a question, why pyramidum is in the plural genitive case, considering that altius is the neuter form of comparative of superiority which accompanies the neuter substantive in ablative case, situ?

Thank you.
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conditae urbis - Roma Aeterna XLVII Lines 76–81

Iam deinde, tribūnīs mīlitāribus cōnsulārī imperiō rem pūblicam Rōmae regentibus, ad annum ferē conditae urbis trecentēsimum quadrāgēsimum septimum, trīgintā illī tyrannī praepositī sunt ā Lacedaemoniīs Athēniēnsibus, et in Siciliā Dionysius superior tyrannidem tenuit;

I've grown accustomed to seeing conditam Rōmam in Orberg's selection from Aulus Gellius. Why is it here in the genitive conditae urbis?
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Latin Summer 2017

Latin Summer 2017 with Reginald Foster

Monday 5 June – Saturday 29 July 2017

Aestiva Milvauchiae Latinitas MMXVII

Latin Summer 2017

Click here to download a poster you may print & post or email:

For more information I have a whole packet with

• a Latin presentation of the whole undertaking,
• an English presentation of the Summer program,
• the daily calendar,
• the academic contract,
• the preliminary assessment for both levels of ...
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My brief introduction

Hi, my name is David and I am from Mexico. Currently I'm learning latin with an excellent, but hard course called Gramática Latina, by Julio Pimentel, a renamed mexican humanist. I also use the Wheelock's reader and the FRPSI as complements. I wish to contribute you all and to pass a good time.
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Familia Romana - pensa

Salvete Omnes!
If anyone could point out the mistakes in the following from Pensum C it would be really appreciated.

Capitulum IV
Quot nummi sunt in sacculo Iulii? Decem nummi sunt in sacculo Iulii
Adestne Davus in scaena prima? Davus in scaena prima non adest
Quis Davum vocat? Davum dominus vocat
Suntne nummi Iulii in sacculo Davi? Nummi Iulii non in sacculo Davi sunt
Quid Iulius ponit in sacculo Davi? Iulius ponit in sacculo Davi, ...
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New member

Salvete omnes!

I am currently working through Lingua Latina with alongside CLC. Compared to many others here, I'm a newcomer to Latin with around 1 1/2 year experience. I've been lurking around text kit for quite a while and it was the helpful people here that convinced me to study from LL (it is well worth it), currently up to chapter IV. I hope to some day become reasonably fluent in reading original Latin authors, ...
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Nuntiatum est

See this from LLPSI Cap XLIV

Anci liberi iam tum, comprehensis sceleris ministris, ut vivere regem et tantas esse opes Servii nuntiatum est, Suesssam Pometiam exsulatum ierant.

Does the participle here nuntiatum belong to opes - and if it does then why isn't it nuntiatae sunt?

Is nuntiatum just an idiomatic way of saying it had happened...?
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