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Latin for the Brave

Salute!

For some several weeks, I have immersed myself in the study of Latin verse, namely Catullus. I have through this study practiced a certain learning approach that I would like to share, for it has been successful and will to some, speak.

I assume you are smart enough and passionate enough to study Latin (or Greek, or any language) on your own; therefore, the methods used to teach to those who have to be ...
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Personal Libraries

We had a thread where people posted all their books a long time ago ( http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-foru ... .php?t=463 ). I'm just curious where everyone is now. I recently won this bid http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=29306 , so it's also an opportunity for me to show off :D

So, just post your collection if you don't ...
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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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