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Having difficulty translating a phrase into latin... :(

Hi!

i've been given a homework assignment, and i have to translate a paragraph: i was doing quite well, until i came to a phrase "As they approached, the lieutenant went out and asked them about the fight."

i was thinking of using the ablative absolute, so it would translate as "while they were approaching", seeing as this would give basically the same meaning. however, i have been unable to discover whether the present participle ...
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Another reading extract

oi( a)/nqrwpoi e)/xousin e(/kastoj du/o o)fqalmw/, kai\ de/ka daktu/louj, e)/xousi de\ fwnh\n kai\ akoh/n kai\ nou=n.
Initially I read this line fairly comfortably, but I was puzzled by the number of e(/kastoj.
I translated it as follows; The men have two eyes each, and ten fingers, and they have a voice and hearing and a mind.
In this translation, 'each' belongs to 'men', so it should agree with it in number, but it doesn't.
where ...
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Oops! Forgot to say Hi!

Salvete!

I didn't see this posted so I'll give it another shot.

I'm a new Latin teacher at a new Catholic school (enrollment about 30). I''m interested in finding some attractive and inexpensive (free would be good) posters for the classroom. Students are 1st through 5th graders. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Valete!
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Cattulus 70

I'm a bit stuck on the last sentence, or more specificially on "mulier cupido". I understand what the line means, it's not that hard but I don't understand how these 2 nominatives relate to each other. Should I simply read it as "the woman's desire"? If so, why is a genitive not used? Anyway, here is the poem:


Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle
quam mihi, non si se Iuppiter ipse petat.
Dicit: sed ...
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Scanning line 1.9

Hi,

I am not sure if I have scanned the following verse -- line 1.9 -- correctly:



Lhtou=j kai\ Dio\j ui(o/j. o( ga\r basilh=i xolwqei\j

- - | - u u | - u u | - u u | - u u | - -

I am doubtful about the third foot because of the pause in the verse.

Thanks,

~PeterD
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Phaedo by Plato

Latin Scholars,

I am a student in my first semester in the study of Latin.

My particular class is focusing primarily on the translation of Latin to English. Therefore, I cannot translate English to Latin very well at all.

Could anyone help me out with the translation of the following phrase from The Phaedo by Plato.

"To use words wrongly is not only a fault in itself, it also creates evil in the soul."

Thanks
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printing JWW's dictionary

I attempted to print a part of JWW's illustrated dictionary but the print ended up so small that I'd have to be desperate to use it.
I would like to use it before derperation sets in.
Is there some way to manipulate 'something' to increase the printing size?
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Imperative adjectives?

I've been wndering, are there forms for commanding someone to be something? For example, test-taking tips:

Be confident
Be calm
etc.
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The Latin Alphabet

Could I get a list of the letters of the Latin Alphabet and each letter's pronunciation (id est: a=ah,b=beh, etc.), or a link to a page with audio files of letter pronunciation? I would greatly appreciate it because I have yet to find any page on the internet with it listed.
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