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Wheelock Workbook, the adj. "victorious."

To One and All (Uno Omnibusque)--
In the Wheelock Workbook (3rd edit. rev.), Chapter 8, p. 65, Vis Verborum, A1. The question asks:

"Victorious" derives from the Latin adjective_________________, which is formed from the noun "victoria."

There is no such adjective listed in Wheelock's Latin, 6th edition; however, The New College Latin & English Dictionary does have the adjective, "victrix, -icis, (fem. & neut. only)." So, I ask, how do we decline this adjective? And, ...
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Pindar and Nemea 1

I am working on Pindar's Nemean 1. I was just wondering if anyone would know anything about the meter of the poem. I need the schema for it (the strope and epode.) Although I think I can figure out the meter for myself, I just need to double-check it. Any help would be appreciated!

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CAUTION: un-meaningful post... you have been warned...

Today I had a test in my Magic, Witchcraft and Religion class and all I could think of in the essay part of the test was effin' "Cicero urges Catiline's departure from Rome." and manus manum lavat! I completely drew a blank on anything related to snake-handling, glossalia, or Santeria so I wrote all the Sententiae Antiquae I could remember and "Cicero senator in Roma erat et in Catilinam saepe dicebat. Catilina mulas insidias et ...
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Basic question about accent marks


I've recently gotten back into Greek, having studied it about 15 years ago in high school. Needless to say, it's turning my brain into a pretzel, but I love it! Was just wondering if anyone had any advice on whether I should memorize and use the accent marks from the get-go. I'm sure the right answer is "yes," but gee it would make my life easier to ignore them for a while. I am ...
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The cat on the island

I am trying to say:

The island's inhabitants were afraid of the cat.

I came up with:

Incolae insulae felem timebant.

Incolae = nom. pl.
insulae = gen sg. (of the island, the island's)

Is this correct?
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A lesson in inadequacy ch.20

I finished ch.20 yesterday and have a few questions about the review stuff. I think I got them right, but I wasn't sure so I thought I'd check. If any of you could assist me, I would be most thankful. :)
-A quibus studium difficilum artium eo tempore neglectum est.
By which people has the pursuit of the difficult arts (skills?) been neglected?

-Those bands of unfortunate ...
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William's words

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Possible translation

From M+F Unit Two drill:

Si taedam nautae dederit, portam videbo.

The "dederit" could be either future perfect or perfect subjunctive.

I opted for perfect subjunctive which would translate to:

1) If he had given the torch to the sailor, I will see the gate.

This sounds more logical than with the future perfect:

2) If he will have given the torch to the sailor, I will see the gate.

Does 1) make more sense ...
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Okay, who bought all the Loeb Classics?

I was devastated yesterday.
Well not really-but pretty disappointed.There is a bookshop in London specializing in classic literature called Unsworths and it's there I go to get my Loeb Classics.
Only yesterday I go in and the complete bookshelf has disappeared.What must have been well over 400 books -Greek and Latin, had been sold outright to one buyer.I didn't know one could do that!
That's perhaps £6000.
I hope they were not bought just to ...
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Comparative neuter of "-ius" adjectives

Saluete, omnes! How does one form the comparative of adjectives in the neutral (or even adverbs) of words like "ebrius"?

Sic reor:

m. ebrius, ebrior, ebrissimus
f. ebria, ebrior, ebrissima
n. ebrium, ebrius, ebrissimum

ebrie, ebrius, ebrissime

Gratias uobis omnibus!
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