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M&F Unit2 Pg45 #13

<br />De natura animae nec cum poeta senseram nec sententiam mutare optaveram.<br />The souls neither agreed with the poets nor desired to change opinion about nature.<br /><br />This sentence doesn't make sense to me. Did I translate it incorrectly?<br /><br />I'm not sure how "souls" would agree or disaree with "poets", or how "souls" could change their "opinion" about anything.<br /><br />senseram = pluperfect<br />optaveram = pluperfect<br />
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Apple iSight webcam iChat AV, anyone?

Well, I just got one of these in the mail, and was wondering whether there were any Textkitters that have both an Apple computer, an iSight camera, iChat AV, and an AIM account who would like to video chat?<br /><br />Apparently, the software is still developmental and there is no compatibility yet between platforms.<br /><br />Barring this, does anyone with a mac know of a solution for videoconferencing which allows one to talk to people ...
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Scriptores Latini

salve!<br /><br />etsi pertimesco ne conatus mei adeo vitium pleni ut nemo eos vere intellegere possit sint, nonnullas tandem sententias de optimo homine sibique opere ex omnibus scriptoribus Latinis scibere tentabo.<br />re maxime cogitata, mihi dicendum est opus T. Lucretii Cari 'de rerum natura' omnium litterarum Latinarum pulcherrimum acreque esse; et cognitione physicorum et versiculorum liquore carminum delecto. :)<br />quod unum opus, autem, si ad insulam vacuefactam ...
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Textkit Tutorials - Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why are

Discuss "Formation of the Perfect Stems: Why are they so unusual?" by our very own Benissimus!<br /><br />Introduction:<br />When Latin students first encounter the perfect tense, the number of principal parts for verbs suddenly doubles. To add to this complication, these new parts appear to be formed at random... or are they? This tutorial is designed to explain why Latin developed these irregular verbal parts and hopefully to attune the reader to how verbs, and ...
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Advice on Reading Homer?

What is the most efficient way to learn to read Homer fluently given a decent knowledge of greek grammar, a lexicon, a grammar, and the Loeb text(& translation) of the Iliad?<br /><br /><br />My goal is to read the entire Iliad. I went through Pharr's book, and now I'm tackling chapter 2 on my own with the LSJ lexicon and the side by side Loeb text. (I'm at line 389) At first, I started writing ...

Textkit Tutorials - The Latin Noun

Discuss "The Latin Noun" by Dr. Biagio Vella.<br /><br />Tutorial Introduciton:<br />This is a brief tutorial about the Latin Noun which seeks to accommodate those fortunate visitors who would like to experience the beauty of this immortal language. At first sight the "inflection" of Latin nouns may seem a bit "awesome" but I bet you that English nouns are more difficult. What about English plurals! With a little patience when you read and re-read this ...
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gildersleeve latin grammar on ebay at nice price

I can't use this book because it's a 1963, but the price is sure right:<br /><br />http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3553839393&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1<br /><br />The seller describes this book as in 'brand new condition'<br /><br />I don't know the seller - so of course - buyer beware! But it looks to be a great deal if there aren't many bidders.<br /><br />
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Incolae si feminas insulae dam_narent...

<br />I have questions on these sentences which are all somewhat related. I'm not sure whether I have correctly translated the various verb tenses. Sorry about the underscores; the forum automatically weeds out words it thinks are bad.<br /><br /><br />Incolae si feminas insulae dam_narent, nautae ad terram venire non dubitarent<br />(dam_narent = imp. subj.; dubitarent = imp. subj.)<br /><br />Translation:<br />If the inhabitants were condemning the women to the island, the sailors would not ...
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eggue vs kurios

I wanted to know what the difference between<br />eggue and kurios was. Sorry I don't know any greek so a simple english explanation would help!
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Latina est Gaudium-Et Utilis!

Anyone besides me consider the 'Latina est Gaudium et Utilis' sections at the end of each chapter in Wheelocks to be pretty much useLESS? <br /><br />Ex: (from Chapter 3 Pg. 23)<br /><br />Salevete, amicae et amici! Quid agitis hodie? Well if you are in the Coast Guard, you are semper paratus (always prepared), or if you're a U.S. Marine, its semper fidelis (always faithful), from the same Latin root as "fido" your trusty hound. ...
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