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Humming hedges (or Virgil's Eclogues I)

I’m really stuck on this line, it’s from Virgil’s eclogues:

The text:
hinc tibi, quae semper, vicino ab limite saepes
Hyblaeis apibus florem depasta salicti
saepe levi somnum suadebit inire susurro;

My translation:
Here to you, as always, the hedges from your neighbours land,
having given as food the flower of the willow-grove to the Hyblean bees,
often with light humming will induce you to go to sleep.

Now, the biggest problem I have with ...
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Is this modern Grek or koine?

Here is a link that has the apostles creed in Greek. Is it Koine or Modern? I don't recognize some parts of the grammar. http://www.creeds.net/ancient/apostles.htm
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Help in general, amabo te.

I use Wheelock's Latin, 6th, and I find many confusing sentences:

1) Supera (macron over 'a') animos et iram tuam.
(What does this sentence mean?)

2) ...bellum convivam Caecilianus habet!
(...handsome guest Caecilianus has!) Why does it not read
'bellam convivam' since adj bellam must agree with noun convivam?

3) Satisne sanus est? (I translated this as "Is sanity sufficient?", but I think I err.)

Thanks
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Catullus II

I'm stuck on a part; does anyone know the role of carum nescio quid, and what the construction is following credo? Can't be indirect statement or can it! thanks again

cum desiderio meo nitenti
carum nescio quid lubet iocari,
credo ut, cum gravis aquiescet ardor,
sit solaciolum sui doloris,
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Is this all I need?

So, I'm flying pretty quickly through Wheelock's with my trusty 501 Latin Verbs and Cassell's dictionary. Is there anything else I might need for when I'm done (or now, for that matter)? I'm planning on starting Pharr's Vergil.
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Genitive Case

Hello:
I was hoping someone could clarify the genitive case of nouns. I understand that it means possessive, but I don't understand why it seems to change.
Ex. pretty girl of mine = bella puella meae, or bella puellae meae, or bellae puellae meae?

Ex. girls of mine = puellarum mearum? puellas mearum? puellae mearum?

Thanks for any help.
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Accents and Long Syllables

I used to think that the long syllable was the same thing as an accent, but now I'm just confused.

These are the facts (I think) I've managed to garner.
1. The accent is most often on the long syllable.
2. The accent is NOT the same thing as a long syllable.
3. A word can have many long vowels, but only one of them will funtion as the "main" long vowel.
4. The accent ...
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Pro\j qoukudi/dou qiasw/taj :)

e)/rrwsqe.
I'd like to ask you a question about a difficult -and famous- point in Thucydides. In Qoukudi/dou I(storiw=n V.89.10 (from Melians' dialogue), we read ta\ dunata\ d' ec w=)n e(ka/teroi a)lhqw=j fronou=men diapra/ssesqai. Which verb is the phrase ta\ dunata\ related to? Isn't diapra/ssesqai the object of fronou=men? Of course, in order to answer my question, one must bear in mind the whole text of this chapter. Thank you in advance.
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Paululum igitur mihi audite

honesti mei socii nescio quid facerem. albusoctave, ne hinc discesseris. solus enim maneo neque nisi me reliqueris in nucis mutabo. etsi persaepe perhibeam esse sanitati bonum ridere agnoscendum mox fit stultitiam intelligentibus paululum modo prodesse, si quidem quaquam. dynami duorum antehac mensium novissimas latinas scripsi. maximum hoc intervallum. nihilo deinde agendo rursum scribendum iudicavi, quidquid foret. neque libros unquam eligo neque nisi papae consuetudine scribo. Nil quo cogar. amicorum facta proditione horum iam nullos teneo. ...
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