I'm a very new Latin hobbyist, studying from Wheelock and Moreland & Fleischer. I've been puzzling out this sentence found in Trithemius's Steganographia:
Quippe qui & multa, quae prius nesciveram, per continuum legendi studium didici.
I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out where legendi and studium fit in. My best effort is:
Of course, such a thing (such things) -- and many things which I had not previously known -- I did learn through the repeated ??? ???.
My problem is that legendi is a future passive participle in either GEN sing. M/N, or NOM pl. M. So what is to be read? Some thing GEN M/N or some things NOM M. The only referent that could possibly match this word is qui (as NOM pl. M).
I don't understand the word order at all, in that case.