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Unit 2 Exercises Confusion

In #'s 4-7 of the Exercises of Unit 2, I am quite confused about how to translate the protases...

4. Incolae si feminas insulae damnarent, nautae ad terram venire non dubitarent.

What does the "insulae" connect with? Is it a genitive of penalty (condemned to the island), a genitive modifying Incolae (inhabitants of the island), or is it "women of the island?"

5. Incolae si insulae feminas damnavissent, nautae ad terram venire non dubitavissent.

Here, ...
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Ooh ooh ooh!

I just got email from Amazon telling me my copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Ancient Greek Edition) has shipped.
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Latin Audio Poll

Some of the members here and I have been working on a audio suppliment to the Latin texts available here. We hope to have the project ready in the next month or so. We are at the point now where we are beginning to finalize the work.

This poll is meant to get a feel for how members would use such a suppliment.

This poll will run for 30 days.
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Multiple verbs

Read, please:

Sententiam bonam vir habet tamen virum magistri monere debet reginae consilia demonstrare.

With four verbs in this sentence and the Roman's delight in putting any word anywhere, how will I know who is doing what?

Thank you.
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Soma's Intro Thread

Well, since I never bothered introducing myself, I might as well do so now.

I go by the handle "Soma," which in East Indian mythology is the divine ambrosia imbibed by the demigods and Brahmin priests. Soma is also a god, and one of the four guardians of the universe, alongside Indra (king of heaven and the gods), Yama (death), and Varuna (water and justice).

I have studied Latin and Sanskrit on and off for ...
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JWW exercises, paragraphs 611, 612, 613

sfo/dra eu0xaristw~ soi, Sku/lac

Some suggested answers to exercises in chapter LXV

1. The Greek army fell upon the barbarians/Persians
2. He said that he should flee: fu/goimi a1n
3. All his friends are choosing to die fighting for Cyrus
4. For I have triremes so that I (can) capture the boat of those men/their boat.
5. It seems Clearchus was born a warlike man/became a man skilled in war:
Kle/arxoj a0nh\r polemiko\j e0ge/neto ...
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Rex ero

Certain individuals in my immediate surrounding are tam pissing me off that I no longer see any option than to make things clear to them:

"When I am king, you will be first against the wall."*

Of course if I were to state this as such I would be shunned for the rest of my life (miser kasper, desinas ineptire, etc.) and die old, tired and lonely. Hence my desire to say it in latin. ...
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Revelation Chapter 1

Kai\ e)pe/streya ble/pein th\n fwnh\n h(/tij e)la/lei met' e)mou=: kai\ e)pistre/yaj ei)=don e(pta\ luxni/aj xrusa=j, kai\ e)n me/sw| tw=n luxniw=n o(/moion ui(o\n a)nqrw/pou, e)ndedume/non podh/rh kai\ periezwsme/non pro\j toi=j mastoi=j zw/nhn xrusa=n: h( de\ kefalh\ au)tou= kai\ ai( tri/xej leukai\ w(j e)/rion leuko/n, w(j xiw/n, kai\ oi( o)fqalmoi\ au)tou= w(j flo\c puro/j, kai\ oi( po/dej au)tou= o(/moioi xalkoliba/nw|, w(j e)n kami/nw| pepurwme/nhj, kai\ h( fwnh\ au)tou= w(j fwnh\ u(da/twn ...
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Auctorēs Latīnī-Apocolocynthosis

In hīs fŏrum nōs possumus disserĕre auctorēs Latīnī.
Quis lēgit "Apocolocynthosis" Senecae? :D
Scrībite in haec fŏrum!


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Has Catullus lost it?

"Phaselus ille, quem videtis, hospites,
ait fuisse navium celerrimus"

I mean, what the irrumationem? Does C not speak latin any longer? Indirect speech with a nominative?!

What weird sort of semi-greek-latin kind of literary oddity am I dealing with here? Is this allowed? Should it be allowed?
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