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Two Questions about the Aeneid

Salvete,
I have recently run into some problems in Book I of Vergil's Aeneid. I would appreciate any help you have to offer.

Question 1:
Book I, lines 453-56: "Namque sub ingenti, lustrat dum singula templo reginam opperiens, dum quae fortuna sit urbi artificumque manus intra se operumque laborem miratur,..."
Translation: For while waiting for the queen, Aeneas surveys (the area) close to the huge temple, He admires the bands of artists within themselves(idiomatic meaning ...
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Latin Composition

I was going through this thread, and I was paying attention to the Latin Composition books you guys have (especially Benissimus, you seem to have several). Now, I was wondering which books you guys have used for composition, and which ones you think are most benefitial. Right now, I'm working through Latin Prose Composition, North and Hillard, available at Textkit. I'm barely in the 14th exercise, and it's already proving itself to be helpful. I ...
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The Authorship of Prometheus Bound

Any opinions or ideas about the authorship of Prometheus Bound? In my understanding of the matter: Aeschylean authorship was never questioned in ancient times, but Mark Griffith's study has provided quality statistics which seem to show that the language of the play differs significantly from the other Aeschylean works. But (and even Griffith admits this) we have only seven of Aeschylus' plays, and three of them comprise a trilogy, and are therefore likely from the ...
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Sanskrit

I'm always thinking about what other languages I'd like to start exploring, and, with that in mind, I was leafing through a Sanskrit grammar the other day. Does anyone here read Sanskrit? I'd be interested to hear any opinions on either the language itself, or the body of Sanskrit literature.

I'm curious about reading from the Epic poems, and perhaps Vedas. Are these the poems usually considered at the pinnacle of Ancient Indian poetry? Does ...
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curiosity

I'm curious on how were Latin words using the consonantal-u transliterated to greek in the Classical times, and what sound did the letter they used for consonantal-u have.

Can anyone help satisfying this curiosity of mine?
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You're welcome

saluete omnes

Does anyone know how to say "you're welcome" in Latin? I have no phrase book and my dictionary does not offer much help. I mean "you're welcome" used as a reply when someone else says "thank you". Perhaps quaeso could do, as "je vous en prie" in French or "prego" in Italian.

tantas uobis gratias ago
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an indirect statement question

How would I express this?

"I hope that we see each other."

Spero nos uidere. ? or instead Nos spero nos uidere. ?

Moreover, how would I express the future, "I hope that we will see each other."? Nos spero nos uisuri esse. ?
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Foederatis Ciuitatibus Americae Septentrionalis

Saluete!

Something that never quite sat right with me was the Vatican's official name for the United States: Ciuitatibus Foederatis Americae Septentrionalis, litterally the "Federated States of North America," which for some reason is partly in ablative. I never liked that name. I've used it in my profile for a while since it's "official," but damned if it's pretty. unire I realize is a less common Latin verb, but it fits much better with the ...
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quick help on a quick sentence

my book wrote:primus omnium censum ordinauit, quid adhuc per orbem terrarum incognitus erat.

since "censum, -i" is (or at least my book and whitaker's words say so) neuter, wouldn't primus and incognitus have to match it? my book says seruius tullius was the first to run a census, and based on that I assume this is a Classical word.
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Fabula de filia regia et cicere

Ok, I'll have a shot at this. It is a translation - any comments welcome: on grammar, word choice, style etc. Thanks :)


fabula de filia regia et cicere

Quondam filius regis erat; filiam regiam cupiebat, sed filiam regiam uere esse oportebat. tum in orbi terrarum universo peregrinationes sucepi, ut illam inuenisset. at ubique uitia habebant; cum filiae regiae superessent, filias regias uere fuisse non persuasus erat. ...
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