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by Amiros
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Answer key for HCP Latin Prose Composition
Replies: 2
Views: 2975

Re: Answer key for HCP Latin Prose Composition

Thanks.
It seems like a partial scan though. And I think this composition book doesn't fit me well after all, so no need for a key anyway...
by Amiros
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Answer key for HCP Latin Prose Composition
Replies: 2
Views: 2975

Answer key for HCP Latin Prose Composition

Salvete,

Is there an answer key available for Henry Carr Pearson's Latin Prose Composition based on Cicero? And can anyone recommend this book? I'd like to try it because it seems to be more interesting to compose texts based on Cicero than just plain sentences and paragraphs.

Thanks
by Amiros
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Moreretur is fine, but not mortuus fuerit . But, the perfect subjunctive, mortuus fit , is also fine - Adler would say that it referred to something that recently happened. "He has (just recently) been so hurt that he has died". Yes, I meant the perfect subjunctive. It's confusing because the activ...
by Amiros
Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:44 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

It seems to me that the key is wrong in this one here, from exercise 10 (p. 13, p. 31 in the PDF): 10. He was so hurt that he died. And the answer given is: Adeo laesus est ut mortuus sit . Wouldn't it make more sense to use moreretur or mortuus fuerit , since the original is in the past tense?
by Amiros
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

So, after completing the preliminary exercises, I am now deep into the book. Thanks for all who helped: adrianus, Sceptra Tenens, MatthaeusLatinus, Craig_Thomas, Ulpianus, Gregarius and anyone whom I somehow missed. I appreciate it! I will occasionally post here questions about things that I don't q...
by Amiros
Mon May 21, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Preliminary Exercise H 1. He came into the city with ten soldiers. In urbem vēnit cum decem mīlitibus. 2. After one night he set out against the enemy. Post noctem ūnam contrā hostēs profectus est. 3. In front of the house there is a field. Ante/Praeter domum ager est. 4. I cannot go across the sea...
by Amiros
Fri May 18, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Preliminary Exercise H (pt.2) 26. Into his alliance. In societātem suam/eius. 27. Under the general himself. Sub imperātōre ipsō. 28. At my house. Domī meī. // In domō/domū meō. // Apud meum. 29. To go under the earth. Sub terram īre. 30. About terms of peace. Dē conditiōnibus pācis. 31. Before a y...
by Amiros
Sun May 13, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

The next exercise is comprised of small chunks of prepositional phrases, and not real sentences. Sometimes its hard to understand the meaning because of lack of context. It is rather long, so I will post it in two parts. Preliminary Exercise H (pt.1) 1. Among the captives. Apud captīvōs. 2. At the h...
by Amiros
Sun May 06, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Preliminary Exercise G 1. A state which has a good king enjoys peace. Cīvitas quae rēgem bonum habet pācem fruātur. Is this a relative clause of characteristic? Should habet be habeat instead? 2. Relying on the courage of his soldiers, he led them against the enemy. Virtūte mīlitum suōrum frētus, c...
by Amiros
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

I'm confused. I learned Latin with M&F's intensive course, and their explanation of the direct and indirect reflexive is different. M&F (p. 237) seem to be stricter when it comes to the rules determining the part of the sentence to which a reflexive would refer, while A&G's seems to be more like a g...
by Amiros
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Preliminary Exercise F 1. He killed himself with his own sword. Sē gladiō suō interfēcit. 2. He has a garden which was given him by his friend. Eī hortus, quī eī ab amīcō suō dātus est. 3. He bought the house for himself and his wife. Domum suī et feminae suae ēmit. 4. I have never seen him himself...
by Amiros
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Preliminary Exercise E 1. The people elected Pompey consul. Populus Pompeium consulem creāvērunt. 2. Marius, who was often elected consul, was a great general. Marius, quī saepe consul creātus est, imperātor magnus erat. 3. You have often asked me for advice, which I cannot give you. Saepe mē rogāv...
by Amiros
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Thanks Sceptra Tenens and adrianus! I should pay more attention to some small details. It seems like I remembered that the 2. person endings in the perfect are istī and istis only after going through half of the exercise... It's also funny how I studied the difference between nōnne and num , but the...
by Amiros
Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

I've decided to mark all macrons from now on, not only the grammatical ones, in order to practice my vocabulary. I have a bad feeling about this one, sorry if there's a lot of mistakes. Preliminary Exercise D 1. Who saw the man, who killed the king? Quis virum vīdit, quī rēgem interfēcit? 2. Did you...
by Amiros
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Preliminary Exercise C 1. Romulus, son of Mars, was the first king of the Romans. Romulus, filius Maris, rex primus Romanōrum erat. 2. Obey the king, the father of his country. Parēte regī, patrī patriae nostrae. 3. You and your brother will be killed by the enemy. Tu et frater tuus ab hostibus int...
by Amiros
Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

All I can see wrong with those: your consistent use of nole in place of nōlī ; hieme in place of hiemem in 10; nōbīs in place of ad nōs in 4 (and that one's arguable). Noli indeed! I wonder how it happened that I adopted the wrong form. About hiemem agere : I probably thought that it should be abla...
by Amiros
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Preliminary Exercise B 1. Give me this book. Da mihi hunc librum. 2. Do not give him a sword, but give him arrows. Nole dare eī gladium, sed da eī sagittās. 3. Let us go, and let them remain here. Eāmus, maneant hic. 4. do not go home, but return to us. Nole ire domum, sed nobis redīte. 5. Let him ...
by Amiros
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Interesting comment about the English, adrianus, thanks. for a non-native English speaker like me this modal verb might sometimes be confusing, I shall (I mean should! Just kidding) revise it.
by Amiros
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Thanks Sceptra Tenens, this is really helpful. I think I should revise the Latin use of the perfect vs. imperfect, as it is not as in English (not to mention that I made a mistake with the English one in no.6 as well). In 13 I actually thought that I should use the subjunctive, Craig referred to tha...
by Amiros
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 2
Views: 2308

Re: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Thanks Craig! :) I certainly have a lot to revise.

Sorry for the double posting, my browser seemed not to send the first. I'll continue with the other thread. Combining the two by one of the moderators would be appreciated.
by Amiros
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 52
Views: 28029

N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Ok, so after finally overcoming Moreland & Fleischer a few months ago, I've decided it's about time that I deepen my Latin knowledge with a composition book. So I'm doing N&H Prose Composition , but since the answer key doesn't include the preliminary exercises, which I really need for revision, I w...
by Amiros
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises
Replies: 2
Views: 2308

N&H Prose Composition, preliminary exercises

Ok, so after finally overcoming Moreland & Fleischer a few months ago, I've decided it's about time that I deepen my Latin knowledge with a composition book. So I'm doing N&H Prose Composition , but since the answer key doesn't include the preliminary exercises, which I really need for revision, I w...
by Amiros
Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: M&F's Latin: An Intensive Course
Topic: Anyone using this now?
Replies: 6
Views: 9353

Re: Anyone using this now?

I'm also (almost) a survivor of M&F. What an experience! It's definitely intense, and I've taken it really slowly. I think it took about a year, but hey, I'm still a full-time student. These days I'm reading the last Caesar chapters of unit 18, and still have the last review ahead of me. Yes, this b...
by Amiros
Fri May 14, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Returning student advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: Returning student advice

Indeed I have the early edition. My university's library probably has the final edition as well, I should check the shelf more carefully. I think I'm after all doing well with the typewriting. The only problem is with the exercise keys at weblearn.ox.ac.uk, which are based probably on the new edition.
by Amiros
Tue May 11, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Partially deponent verbs?
Replies: 1
Views: 2064

Partially deponent verbs?

I have come across some verbs that seem partially deponent, such as θνήσκω (fut. θανέομαι, aor. ἔθανον) and κιχάνω (fut. κιχήσομαι, aor. ἐκιχησάμην). So the first is regular in the present and aorist and deponent in the future, while the other is regular in the present and deponent in the future and...
by Amiros
Mon May 10, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Lesson XVIII §103 E-G
Replies: 4
Views: 3327

Re: Pharr Lesson XVIII §103 E-G

And here are the rest of this paragraph: 4. That old man has died in our home. κεῖνος γέρων τέθνηκ' ἐν ἡμετέρῳ δώματι. 5. The swift-footed Achilles has gone. πόδας ὠκὺς Ἀχιλλεὺς βέβηκε. 6. The old man has not persuaded the mind of the son of Atreus. γέρων οὐ πέποιθε φρέν' Ἀτρεΐδαο. 7. Apollo has lov...
by Amiros
Sun May 09, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Lesson XVIII §103 E-G
Replies: 4
Views: 3327

Re: Pharr Lesson XVIII §103 E-G

Thanks! I can't believe I did all these silly accent mistakes in n.3, I began to think that my computer somehow messed it all up... 3. The priest burned many thigh-pieces of bulls and of goats to the gods who had Olympian homes. ἱερε ὺ ς ἔκηε π ο λλ ὰ μηρία ταύρων καὶ αἰγ ῶ ν θεο ῖ σιν οἳ εἶχον Ὀλύμ...
by Amiros
Fri May 07, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Homeric Greek and Early Greek Poetry
Topic: Pharr Lesson XVIII §103 E-G
Replies: 4
Views: 3327

Pharr Lesson XVIII §103 E-G

I'll begin with the first three and continue with the rest later: 1. We have freed the beloved daughter of the priest, because we reverence the free-shooter Apollo. ἀπολελύκαμεν φίλην θύγατρ' ἱερῆος, οὕνεκ' ἁζόμεσθ' ἑκηβόλον Ἀχιλῆα. About ἅζομαι: this verb is defective. The vocabulary shows only one...
by Amiros
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Returning student advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: Returning student advice

Thanks for the information!

I noticed yesterday when looking for M&F in my university's library that it's courier typefaced (like it was printed in a typewriter). Is this the regular edition? I find this type of prints very inconvenient to study from...
by Amiros
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:05 am
Forum: Learning Latin
Topic: Returning student advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Returning student advice

Salvete, I'd been studying Latin a few years ago and had stopped. In recent months I've been returning to that (while beginning Greek as well), reading so far in a reader for 1st year (by C.J. Vincent) which is focused on preparing the reader for Caesar. However, I feel that I need a more focused ef...
by Amiros
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Salvete!
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

Salvete!

Salvete! I'm a new member here. I live in Israel, and speak Hebrew (native), English (earth native) and intermediate German (passion and heritage). I used to study Latin by myself several years ago, and have been returning to that lately, beginning Ancient Greek as well. These days I'm a philosophy ...