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How to pronounce CAPVT I (Chapter One)?

How should I pronounce CAPVT I (Chapter One)? Caput unum, caput primum or anthing else?
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stuck with one sentence

Hi, I am struggling with a text in a book called "38 Latin Stories" which is a companion to Wheelock's. I am an independent student and the text I'm struggling with says it is adapted from Cicero, Brutus 65-70.

I won't type in the whole thing, but there is one sentence which still has me stumped:
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Sed ea in notris inscitia est, quod hi ipsi qui ...
Read more : stuck with one sentence | Views : 139 | Replies : 3 | Forum : Learning Latin

Athenaze Study Group - Week 1 - Lesson 1

Who's in? Check in here!

Week 1 will start on Sunday, July 27 so we have a few days to get a head start.

For each lesson, we will post:
- our answers to the exercises
- any questions or comments or problems
- feedback for each other
- ideas for other study aids you're using outside the book
- moral support :)

Post by the end ...
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nomina earum ?

Itaque cum populum in curias triginta divideret, nomina earum curiis imposuit.

Accordingly, to divide the population into thirty curia, he placed their names onto the curia...?

All of my attempted translations have a circular feel. What noun is 'earum' standing in for…. whose names? does it mean the pre-existing names of nobles etc. amongst the population… ?
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Ex bello tam tristi...

Ex bello tam tristi laeta repente pax cariores Sabinas viris ac parentibus et ante omnes Romulo ipsi fecit.

After such an unhappy war the happy peace suddenly made the Sabine (virgins) more dear to the men, to the parents and, most of all, to Romulus himself.

I'm taking it that the subject of this sentence is pax and the adverb repente qualifies the verb fecit at the end of the sentence....
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Oidipous Tyrranos (Sophokleous)

Ok so I recently re-read this play prompted by a humorous article of Dodd's ("On Misunderstanding the 'Oedipus Rex'"). I figured enough people have read this here so we could maybe discuss this. Thoughts? What kind of readings does this play prompt for you?

If I had to characterise this play in one sentence it would have to be "pregnant with irony". I mean seriously the way dialogue and structure came together was pretty impressive ...

Latin help please

is the Latin translation for rem perdidi is I lost interest?

thank you!
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Omitting verbs in Greek sentences

If the verb of a Greek phrase is omitted, does it necessarily mean that it is the verb εἰμί? E.g., in some Creeds or in some works by Fathers of the Church sometimes we can see expressions like this: πιστεύομεν εἰς τὸ Πνεύμα τὸ Ἅγιον ὃ ἐκ τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ or something of this kind. So should we necessarily conclude that according to that text, τὸ Πνεύμα ἐκ τοῦ Πατρὸς καὶ τοῦ Υἱοῦ ...

Question from LLPSI Cap XLII

The Romans are dealing with Mettius

In eum haec gloriantem cum globo ferocissimorum iuvenum Romulus impetum facit. Ex equo tum Mettius pugnabat, eo facilius fuit eum pellere. Pulsum Romani persequuntur.

From the horse Mettius was fighting by which (means) it was easier to strike him...

I don't know whether 'eum' here means Mettius himself or Romulus. That is, whether fighting on his horse made it easier for Mettius to strike Romulus or easier ...
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hey all, I noticed that Jeff needed some help moderating new users/posts so he has reinstated my mod abilities from long ago (!) and I've just spent some time going through *hundreds* of first/second posts from new users, all of which have to be approved manually because we're trying to screen out spammers!

Some of these posts have been waiting for moderation since January.

I did my best to weed out the spam and keep ...
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