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Translation difficulty, please help.

I have translated this sentence a number of times, and, every time I do, it sounds all the more strange to me.<br /><br />Orator exemplum dignum petat ab Demosthene illo, in quo tantum studium tantusque labor fuisse dicu ntur (I spaced that word because the filter thought it was a dirty word.. ahem...) ut impedimenta naturae diligentia industriaque superaret. - Cicero<br /><br />Let the orator beseech from that Demosthenes a worthy example, in ...
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I'm new and dont know what to do.

I want to learn Latin and I dont know anything about it and i was wondering if anyone knew any free down loads that would help?
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h( mousikh/

<br />xai/rete pa/ntej,<br /><br />poi/hn mousikh\n a)kou/ete oi( a)goreu/ontej;<br /><br />e)/gwge pantoi/hn, a)lla\ ta\ plei=sta th\n mousikh\n e)lektrikh/n. kai\ fi/loi tine\j e)moi/ e)sti oi(\ poieu=si oi(/hn mousikh/n.<br /><br />eu)tuxei=te<br /><br /><br /><br />e)lpi/zw mh\ barbari/zein me a)/gan.<br />
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Readers (Spinoff from Which One, Which One?)

I'm looking for ideas on Latin readers. What do you think would constitute a good, helpful, interesting reader? <br /><br />Keesa
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Advanced Latin

Is anyone aware of a decent, advanced Latin text? I want to find a instructional text of the same calibur as Wheelock's Latin with more advanced subject matter. Any suggestions, no matter how inane or impertinent, are welcome.
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Quia/Quod

The special vocabulary section of Latin for Beginners (BLD) says: <br /><br />quia or quod, because <br /><br />Acrobat page 31, #47, II.2., reads <br /><br />"The girls give a wreath to Julia, because Julia loves wreaths." <br /><br />My question is, should "because" here be translated "quia" or "quod", and what's the rule for determining which one to use? Do you just use whichever one you happen to prefer? Surely not...but I can't seem ...
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Latin Winamp Skins

This is a spinoff from Profile Language Pack, http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic . php?t=432<br /><br /><br />I have Latin skins for WinAmp, but I can't figure out how to install them :-\<br /><br /><br />What does this look like? Menu and Controls are in Latin too? Where did you get it from?<br /><br />I think you just create a directory for your new Skin, and place it under the WinAmp\Skins directory. Then launch WinAmp and ...
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Do you SPEAK Latin?

This is a Spinoff from Profile Language Pack, http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic . php?t=432<br /><br /><br /> a friend of a friend works in the Vatican's translation department, and it seems that, there, they speak Latin because it's the only language all the translators have in common!<br /><br />That is really cool! I like hearing about these instances where people speak Latin today. Who says Latin is a dead language??<br /><br />So my question to ...
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Fatum pessimum

Nihil est pelius his octo fatis! Quam pessima haec!
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Word of the Day: Week of 8/11

It has finally arrived, after much anticipation and heartwrenching suspense! The word of the day has arrived! <br /><br />8/11- Today's Word of the Day is elucubrare, in honor of our long-absent patron, Elucubrator! As you may be able to tell, this is a verb of the 1st conjugation. It has the regular forms:<br /><br />elucubro, elucubrare, elucubravi, elucubratus<br /><br />William Whitaker's Words translation program defines it as "compose at night; burn the midnight oil ...
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