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new member and content exam question

salve socii!

I'm new here and new to Latin, though I must admit to being an addict. I'm a double major in Classics and Secondary Education, and studying so that hopefully I'll be able to pass the Illinois Content Exam in Latin. I would be extremely grateful to anyone if they could give me advise on surviving this task. I'm also curious what textbooks are being used in high school Latin classes.

thanks

Lupa
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Unusual perfect tense ending

The first word in Book II of Virgil's Aenead is "Conticuere". The entry in "Words" is as follows:

conticu.ere V 3 1 PERF ACTIVE IND 3 P
conticesco, conticescere, conticui, - V INTRANS
conticisco, conticiscere, conticui, - V INTRANS
cease to talk, fall silent, lapse into silence; cease to function, become idle

I have not seen this ending used for the 3rd person plural perfect tense before, wouldn't it normally be "conticuerunt"? I almost took ...
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New student

I've decided to learn Latin! My long term goal is to learn through classes at the community college, but in the short term I will work through the Wheellock book until the first semester intro starts in the fall 2004. <br /><br />I'm working on chapter 2 and I'm sure I will have many<br />questions. <br /><br />I am interested in a source of Latin language tapes that I can listen to in my car ...
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Roman History Book: Recommendations?

I have been reading a history of Greece from ancient times to Alexander. When I finish it, I would like to read about the history of the Romans as well. (I went to a lousy public high school that never covered this material, and I didn't have time in college while pursuing a technical degree, so this stuff is new to me.) But I haven't been able to find what I want. I am looking ...
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Pocket Edition NT

I'm always on the hunt for a nice pocket sized Greek New Testament. Does anyone know of any editions which are particularly portable and where to find them? <br /><br />Thank you<br /><br />Geoff
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Hello

Hi all, this is just to introduce myself, my name's Cillian and I'm just starting my second year studying Classics at university in Dublin, Ireland. I did Latin at school but I only took up Greek when I started college. I actually start classes tomorrow (yummy, double Herodotus first thing Monday mornings!) which I'm really looking forward to.<br />I'd offer a prize for the first person to identify my avatar but being an impoverished student ...
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How to Master Latin without Translation

This posting is on reading Latin. I'm using the Smith revised edition of Teach Yourself Latin (Yeah, the binding split and there are loose pages.) It was okay until I came to the idea of "you only understand a Latin passage when you can come up with a translation." Sorry, I have learned Dutch and German and gotten used to their word order (subordinate clauses, negative words and infinitives) and translation would be an impediment ...
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Non-English Based Learning Latin textbooks / manuals

This posting is addressed to the organizers of textkit on behalf of:<br /><br />
  • native English-speaking learners who have learned other languages
  • native speakers of languages other than English
<br /><br />I was wondering whether non-native English speakers frequenting the textkit forums could recommend Latin text books in their native languages that they have found useful.<br /><br />Here's why: When Latin textbooks using English as the explaining language mention a topic there is usually no mention of languages ...
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