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"hoc" in "in catilinam"

I'm having a little trouble with the word "hoc" in the following sentence:

verum ego hoc quod iam pridem factum esse oportuit certa de causa nondum adducor ut faciam.

Cicero is explaining why he can't kill Catiline just yet, and I think that "hoc" refers to the execution of Catiline.

My textbook (but this isn't for a course I am taking) tells me that

1. the main clause is: "verum ego hoc ... certa de ...
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A short sentence in READING GREEK~

o)/zousi xau(=tai presbe/wn ei)s ta/s po/leis o)zu/tata.

It is from a textbook READING GREEK.I can't understand it because of such word "xau(=tai" .I've no idea about it's accidence.

Can u help me to analyze it?

Thank u very much.
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Latin audio Files

I have just started learning Latin and am using BLD. I am self taught and I have nowhere to hear the proper pronunciations. Hearing would help me very much in my studies. Does anyone know of any sites on the net to hear Latin pronuniations.

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Is this right?

I'm translating from Pliny, Epistulae 9.24 (in Wheelock, page 352) and am having quite a bit of difficulty. Here's a bit of Pliny -
Bene fecisti quod libertum aliquando tibi carum reducentidbus epistulis meis in donum in animum recepisti.
And this is what I think it says:
thank you, Beloved, for the freedman who brought back my letters to youin the house of a rational soul.

thanks for any help you can give - I'm ...
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Aliquo tandem modo

Hi! does anyone know how I should translate the 'tandem' in 'aliquo tandem modo' ?

I know that basically the 'aliquo modo' is 'in some way'

from the context the nearest that I have any "feel" for is where Lewis & Short offer =>


B. In partic., in interrogative clauses, pray, pray now, now, then: quid tandem, what in the world, etc. (very freq. in class. prose):

making me think of: 'in some unknown ...
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Pronunciation samples for beginners

Hello. I have come across previous posts that discuss where one can access samples of readings from classical literature, such as this one, but was wondering if anyone was aware of something more suitable for folks just starting out on their own (or for those who do not have the benefit of having some classicists to work with directly)?

In D'ooge's case (I'm assuming Wheelock and M&F would have something similar) this could consist of ...
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Don't believe in princes, believe in frogs

Could I get a translation of that please? Thanks.
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salvete and chairete!

and hello! i am new, and i am looking forward to using the wonderful resource that is textkit. i studied latin in highschool and am presently studying greek in college, and i was told about this site by an old classmate of mine. i've lurked for a while, but i figured that it was time to step out of the shadows and actually introduce myself and participate.

anyway, i just wanted to say hello. ...
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Latin Via Ovid Key

Anyone know where I might find one? I have emailed the publisher, but no word yet. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Mark :)
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D'ooge's "Elements of Latin" (warning: lengthy pos

Some folks inquired about my copy of this work (vs. D'ooge's "Latin for Beginners") in my introductory thread here so I spun this off as a separate response...

Slightly OT: Got this item for $6.--. What I thought was neat about it is that a 1933 Latin class signed the back inside cover...anyway back to the topic onhand.

My copy is copyright 1921 with no other printing dates, so it should be Textkit-able should the ...
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