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Gerundives and participles

I found this definition of the gerundive in my American Heritage Dictionary interesting: A verbal adjective in Latin that in the nominative case expresses fitness or obligation and in other cases functions as a future passive participle.

Um... so does this mean that a future passive participle in the nominative case isn’t a gerundive? :)

Oh yes, I use the imperfect stem to memorize the present active ...
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Key Arnold's prose?

Does anyone know if there is a key to Latin Prose Composition, Arnold - Bradley?

Someone asked me to teach Latin prose, but it would be less work if I had a key, otherwise I will have to make it myself and I need my time!

Thnx,

Moerus.
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Help with very late Latin

All,

This is an inscription found on the monument of a renown 17th Century fencing Master by the name of Salvator Fabris, professor at the court of the King of Denmark. The passage, although intelligible logically and verbally, gives me trouble from a grammatical standpoint. Any and all help in this regard will be greatly appreciated.

En Salvatorem Fabris sic ora ferentem

Hic Daniae dum Rege Magister adeptus
Conscripsit nixam Regis virtutem Palaestram.

Hinc orbi ...
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A vocabulary deficiency and challenge

A phrase has been on my lips of late, and I find this morning that there's no way to say this in either Greek or Latin.

So here's a challenge:

Die, spammer scumbag!

My main interest is how to render "spam" as noun or verb in our two favorite languages, but I'd be happy to see the entire phrase, too. Accuracy is prefered to scatalogical excursions, tempting though those are.
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Who has attempted to write Latin or Greek poetry?

Anyone?

I have tried and I find it relatively easy although I'm not a 100% sure it's all correct. I once read the old poets wrote approx. one or two lines a day, and Ovid topped that in his best days with approx. seven or eight. Of course, they didn't have dictionaries (didn't they? hmm) and the internet to help them out but still, I just wrote three lines in half an hour.
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Here my answers hard teachers!!!

1) Mensae dominorum multorum parcorum sunt
2) Amici veri thesaurus patriae sunt
3)Graecorum discipuli romani fuerunt
4) Lupus tuum et meum agnum devorat
5) Boni amici agricolarum fueramus

Thanks for your anwers,you are quite sure that it is better for me to write here my anwers in order to be correct by you. The only thing I need is to be guided since I am on my own! ...
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Septuagint Psalm 106/107

Verse 24:

au)toi ei)/dosan ta\ e)/rga kuri/ou kai\ ta\ qauma/sia au)tou= e)n tw|= buqw=|


What is ei)/dosan ? I assume it's from o(ra/w , but I can't parse it -- and nor can Perseus!
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Looking for a Latin word

If anyone knows a Latin word equivalent or close in meaning to "understatement", I would appreciate it :wink:
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request: help with principal parts

SALVETE OMNES!

Can someone help me figure out the principal parts of this verb?
I'm confused by the (-rr-) part:
abligūrio (-rr-), īvi, ītum, īre
4, v.
VALETE BENE!
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Greek Textbooks

Since we're on the subject of Greek textbooks, I'm currently using Reading Greek by JACT. It's a fine text, but I wish the grammar and explanations were more thorough. I've heard alot of great things about Mastronarde's Introduction to Attic Greek. Is it really as good as they say? Another text that gets mentioned is Thrasymachus by Peckett. A somewhat similar approach to RG -- is it any good?

Studying Greek on your own can ...
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