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Please check this basic translation homework--passive verbs

Beginner's homework -- I really don't think I have got the hang of the passive voice. Any corrections of grammar and word order would be welcome!

1. The girl was loved by the farmers.
puella ab agricolis amabatur

2. The old fields will have been given to the king.
agri vetus a regi dati erunt

3. The poet is being impeded by the horse.
poeta equo impeditur

4. The boar had been seen by the ...
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Burner of the ships?

Sorry for constantly drawing issues about Nausicaa. I was testing the new version of AGTM. I saw qoa\s e)pi\ nh=as and it seemed like containing the etymologies of Nausi/qoos, "swift on the ship"(?).
Then I looked for "ka/a", just in case, and found that there's "ka/os", "that which burns". So I guess Nausikaa could have meant "Those things that burns ships", or "She who burns ships". What would you say about it?
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Teacher of Latin

In Wheelock ch. 6 LATINA EST GAUDIUM ET UTILIS, he says that "lingua latina" = latin langauge.

So, would a "teacher of latin (language)" be translated as: "Magister linguae Latinae"?

The reasoning being:

Magister in the nom. sg.
linguae in the gen. sg., since it is "of language Latin" I'm trying to say
Latinae, adj. which agrees with linguae
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Let me know this Sentence,please.

tou/touj de\ oi9 to/te e0ka/loun tou\j a0qana/touj, wrxen 9Uda/rnhj.
->The men of that time called these immortals(immortal men), Hydarnes ?? whos'..

in this sentence, what is h]rxen..?
It maybe a verb, but what's the original form?
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Please aid with choosing fit...

Which textbook is considered the most thorough and profound, yet suitable for beginners with Latin proficiency, containing both ancient authentic passages from its start, much vocabulary, and many questions for revise and comprehension as well as etymological and cultural cultivation?

Forogot to mention the following indispensables:

1) I'd like a fine, thorough discussion of the dual, for instance, integrated in the main body.

2) MUCH austere stress on accentuation and its application.

3) Variety of ...
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My exams are over!!!!

all my exams are over - at last! :D :D :D

First one (ancient Greek) was easiest, cause it was some lines from Homer's Odyssey :D. I know I have made a few mistakes, one vocab and maybe one ...
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Congratulations Textkit

Half a million!! That's one heck of a lot of downloads. It's a testimony both to the need for the site and the hard work of those who made it possible.


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Why not H. W. Smyth as beginners textbook?

Why may H. W. Smyth not be used as a textbook for auto-didactique beginners?

I am studying ancient greek so I may analayse and translate ancient authors. Particularly Aristoteles and the Septuagint.
In general, I am looking for a highly thorough textbook which will cover most requisite.

Forogot to mention: I particularly dislike online books.
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Smyth, for beginners?


Would you recommend H. W. Smyth's Greek Grammar for beginners with Latin proficiency?
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