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Use of the personal pronoun demonstratively

I notice in the following sentence from Cicero, he seems to be using the personal pronoun demonstratively: De meis scriptis misi ad te Graece perfectum consulatum meum. eum librum L. Cossinio dedi. (&...
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Why the use of "eum" instead of "eius" in

The following sentence is from the book "Fabellae latinae", chapter 9 "Ōrnāmentae dominae", Nam ānulus ad eum digitum convenit. What I cannot understand is the use of "eum&...
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"Audi nos" translation problem

Commonly, Audi nos is translated as "hear us". Audi is the imperative form of the verb but nos is ordinarily translated as "we". How does "we" become "us"? Is ...
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What is the difference between is, ille, and hic when they mean "he"?

I already know about the distance, but this is a difference in the meaning when they are demonstrative. What would be the difference in connotations, and their use, when they are "he". I can find ...
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Is EUM the only possible translation for HIM as direct object?

In an exam a teacher has put the following example to fill in the gap: Amici Rufi ____ noscebant. According to the docent, if the right word has been selected, the translation in English should be:...
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Is ipsum/ipsa/ipse a third person pronoun, or can it serve other functions?

This question was inspired by a comment to an answer on this question: How would you say “same thing” in Latin? In which an answerer translated "Utinam idem sentires ac ipsa/ipse sentio!" as "If ...
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Why is "mecum" backwards?

Cum is a common preposition meaning "with" (as in "accompanying", not "using"). For example, if Caesar returned to Rome with his soldiers, that would be cum militibus suis. As a preposition, it comes ...
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How to express "the best myself" in latin?

I am currently trying to translate "May I forge the best me" "May I forge" seems easily translated as the present subjunctive first person "excudam". However, I can't find how to express the rest. I ...
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Mors mea or mors meī?

If I wanted to talk about "the death of Caesar", I wouldn't think twice about using the genitive (mors Caesaris). But if you asked me what sort of genitive this is—possessive, partitive, or objective—...
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