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Shifty infinitive tenses. argh

The rules don't really make much sense in indirect statements. There are three translations that don't make sense to me.

The present infinitive is supposed to be in the same time as the main verb, but in Wheelock's book, it seems to retain the present tense when the main verb is in the future tense.

Dicent eum iuvare eam.

If I follow the rule strictly, this sentence is supposed to be translated as: They will ...
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Ch7 PR13

Alrighty, PR13 of chapter 7:
After bad times true virtue and much labor will help the state.

And our fabulous answer key says:
Post tempora mala virtus vera et labor multus civitatem adiuvabunt.


now, I would think that it should be "virtus verus", since virtus is masculine nominative singular. Am I missing something or is this a typo in the key?

(I am lacking in sleep so forgive me if I'm overlooking something ;)
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Clemency?

Is there a greek equivalant to the english word meaning clemency? In english there is kind of a subtle difference between mercy and clemency and I'm just wondering if greek has different words to express the same difference.

thanks.
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Crazy latin translations - (is this even Latin??)

The company I work for was recently given a demonstration program from a major software company to test. It is an international portal, so employees from all over the world can get common news, etc. With it being a multinational corporation it is not uncommon for the designers to take artistic licence with the demos, and this time the demo news items were in (what looks like) Latin.
It isn't particularly important, but my boss ...
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Salve! // Python's "Life of Brian" theater re-rel

Nomen mihi Julia est.

Well, it's about time I wrote to introduce myself. I'm a nearly middle-age adult, learning Latin at home with the assistance of Orberg's "LINGVA LATINA per se illustrata," Oxford Latin Course, Wheelock's (now strictly as a grammar reference), and both the book and audio tape versions of Traupman's "Conversational Latin for Oral Proficiency." It's slowly starting to come together but I've only just started, and most of my journey is yet ...
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Aeneid vocabulary

Salvete,
I am preparing for the AP Vergil exam, and my teacher is worried because, well, I've been slacking a bit this year due to other AP and college level classes, whatever. I believe my weakest point is my vocabulary. I get to a word I don't know, and I get stuck and have a real problem moving beyond it.

So, if anyone has suggestions on lists of vocab I can look at and work ...
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A few small translations

hi, im just browsing around and have a couple small phrases i was hopin you all could help me with. Im not a latin student or anything, just a curious party


:D

1st off...just something that means 'inner balance'

'I conquer the chaos'

'Balance and Power'

also i was wondering what the correct grammar for the words 'deus perfidus' would be.

thanks for ur help!
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This is a lot of Fun!!

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Chapter 36 PR 15

I'm stumbling around with a translation for Chapter 36 PR 15 and came up with some questions.

The sentence is: Provided that this is done, they will beg us to spare him.

My attempts yielded two versions because I wanted to play with deponents and compare their syntax to a regular verb:

Dummodo hoc fiat, nobis precabuntur ut ei parcamus
Dummodo hoc fiat, nos orabunt ut ei parcamus

1- Did I use the deponent verb ...
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The sound of Greek

The Sound of Greek, by Prof. Stanford is a book with a few voice fragments on tape. Does any one know if I can find these sound records on the net?

Thank you,

cordially,


Philippus Moerus
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