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A small question

I am completly new to Latin, and I was wondering, for an extremely enthusiastic beginner, which would have the best basics, and I mean basics, for someone willing to dedicate time and effort into the study of the language, which would be the best, well I suppose, 'book' to choose. That is from the selection that is on the "Learn Latin" portion of this site.
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2nd Corinthinas 5:10

tou\s ga\r pa/ntas h(ma=s fanerwqh=nai dei= e)/mprosqen tou= bh/matos tou= xristou=, i(/na komi/shtai e(/kastos ta\ dia\ tou= sw/matos pro\s a(\ e)/pracen, ei)/te a)gaqo\n ei)/te fau=lon.

My questions is about the 'ta dia somatos' part of this sentence. All the translations I checked have this clause as describing the deeds - something like - "for deeds done in the body". Is it a valid reading of this sentence to take that clause as sort of ...
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Aoidoi.org: Ibycus 286

This is remarkable little poem. At 12 lines, I think it's a good candidate for memorizing.

Ibycus 286.
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Iliad 2:35

I can't figure out what au)tou= means in to\n d' e)/lip' au)tou=
First I thought it was genitive because of the verb, took leave of him, but then to/n is left out so I decided against that.
Anyone?
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Old friend re-revisited

cum graviter noctu quatient in turribus aeres
tum misero prisco vir rubicundus ero

AEH

... which gets around the ~~e before prisco. But I wonder whether the plethora of o's makes it sound like a jingle for car insurance on independent telly.
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How do we know?

Reading Catullus I've been wondering. He has various sexual swear words/insults, which seem to be quite specific. But how on earth do we know what word goes with what act? Has an ancient sex manual survived? Are there drawings with captions somewhere? Or has a scholiast provided a helpful gloss?
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Salvete, populi!

Salvete, populi!

Mihi Nomen Manave est. Latinum Discipulum sum

...And for all you english speaking people out there, greetings. I just recently discovered this place in my attempts to keep myself in practice for my Latin classes next year and beyond (At least, the would be my plan). I know nothing of Greek which I see is abound, but once I have more than Latin I and II under my belt I am considering going ...
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Gradus...

Has anybody had any luck in getting
http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/Visualiseur?D ... NUMM-73779
link to work? All I manage is one page of a .pdf with a bit of scribble.

There is a very old one for sale on 'that' internet auction site somewhere, I noticed yesterday.

I'm convinced that with a clever bit of searching the Perseus 'search English defs in L&S, LSJ' should act as a GaP, but lack the ...
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I know it's a lot to ask but.....

Salvete omnes,

Did I translate this correctly?

Ubi Hannibal puer novem annorum erat, pater eius, nomine Hamilcar, ad Hispaniam multis cum militibus navigare parabat. Multis ante annis Romani Hamilcarem in bello vicerant; ab Carthaginiensibus insulas Siciliam et Sardiniam ceperant. Nunc in animo habebat Hamilcar ad Hispaniam transire et ibi imperium novum condere. In Africa manere nolebat puer Hannibal, itaque patri appropinquavit.
"Pater, pater!" clamavit Hannibal. "Duc me tecum ad Hispaniam! Noli me in Africa cum ...
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zagreus

I'm looking for references in either Latin or Greek literature to Zagreus. I know the myth & all that stuff, so I'm not looking for any information or stories about him/Dionysus. Rather what I need is any Greek or Latin texts that actually use the word "Zagreus" in them, not Dionysos, Bakkhos, Iakkhos, &c, just that specific name "Zagreus".
Any ideas? Much appreciated.

Thanks.
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