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Igitur vs Quare

I translated this sentence:

He will, therefore, thank the queen and the whole people.


Quare, reginae et toti populo gratias aget.

Should I have used 'igitur' in place of 'quare'?
Also, since 'populus' is plura should it read 'totis populis'?

Thank you.
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yeh, i am bored... anything new?

ummm my subject says all.... anything anyone wants to talk about??
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Descriptions of the Greek Individual Verbal Systems


I just purchased on ebay Henri van de Laar's Description of the Greek Individual Verbal Systems; publication year 2000; brand new hardcover. The price was reasonable for $39 (there are only two copies in stock on amazon and it retails for $81; none at abebooks). It's a linguistic text. According to the description, "the author attemtps to assemble the first description of the possible inflexions found for each verb that Greek inherited from PI-European ...
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Funny, is this translation right?

I found this in someone's sig on nanowrimo.org forums. I'm no way ready to translate this but is it correct? I think it's funny.

Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.
(I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head.)

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Reviewing Latin

I was wondering what would be the best way of reviewing Latin? I completed an intensive summer course (using Moreland & Fleischer, The Oxford Latin Reader, and Pharr's Aeneid) and would like to refresh my memory before taking an advanced level course next semester.

Would it be advisable to work through a reference guide such as Oxford's A Latin Grammar?

Thank you.
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Bono's Missing Lyrics

Any U2 fans around. Just heard that Bono's missing lyrics from October (1981) have been returned. I have been lamenting the lost lyrics since about '86, never thought they would show up.

I hope they use them for a few new singles.

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Infinitive vs. Subjunctive

Salvete omnes!

Can anyone explain me please what the difference is between the infinitive and the subjunctive use in the following case:

Adductus sum hoc facere.
Adductus sum ut hoc fecerem.

When would you use one solution rather than the other? Or is there any one of them wrong?

Gratias plurimas,
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Speaking of Latin apps to be developed...

Except for Perseus (which can only be run with an internet connection), there is no Latin dictionary software available that provides information about VOWEL QUANTITY--at least that I know of. Please correct me if I am wrong, because I think such a program would be of great use to classicists. Not only are vowel quantities essential for reading Latin, but they're essential elements of Latin style as well: scanning verse, as well as scanning rhetorical ...
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They're Nuts!

What are the analysts, stockbrokers and investors smoking? Google's market share value reached $44 billion dollars today :shock: -- more than twice the market value of General Motors and 1/6 that of General Electric (on any given day, you purchase a GE product!!!). Search engines are here today, gone tomorrow (remember what's its name?). Guess what's going to happen when a better search engine comes along? -- ...
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Claude Lancelot's books on Greek and Latin (in Eng. trans.)

I would like to put in a request for a couple of books by Claude Lancelot to be put up on Textkit.com. Specifically A new method of learning the Greek tongue, (1746), and I believe that there is a book on Latin with a similar title. Also, The primitives of the Greek tongue: with rules for derivation . These are fairly obscure books nowadays but I think that they would prove useful both for their ...
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