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Accusative in genitive relative clause with verb finiebat

I am working on Satyricon, currently chapter 30, and have stumbled upon a passage with a grammar that baffles me: Et quod praecipuē mīrātus sum, in postibus triclīniī fascēs erant cum secūribus ...
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Quippe+quod (Early Modern period)

Looking at other posts on quippe+relatives (particularly, at this link:1), there seems to be a consensus that it will usually show up with qui/... but not with quod, but I'm currently looking at a ...
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Mr Bean's Latin lyrics

I just saw an episode of Mr Bean and once again heard the choir sing in Latin. Based on what I remember hearing and what I found online, the four segments sung are: Start: Ecce homo qui est faba &...
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Concerning the use of relative pronouns

The relative pronoun quem in the following seems to function in a way that I wouldn't normally associate with relative pronouns: Et accipiens puerum, statuit eum in medio eorum: quem cum complexus ...
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Why add “ei” to a sentence with “imperare” and “parere”?

In North & Hillard, Ex. 20, Q. 2, the student is invited to translate this sentence into Latin: Those who wish to command ought to learn to obey. I gave this translation: qui imperare volunt ...
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What is the difference between “ubi” and “in quo” as relative adverbs?

Let's start with some example sentences: This is the house where I was born. Ecce domus ubi natus sum. This is the house in which I was born. Ecce domus in qua natus sum. Both sentences ...
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Natural translation of “… Herculaneum, a town near the mountain”

I have been given as an exercise this sentence to translate into Latin: "The soldier arrived in Herculaneum, a town near the mountain". I offered the translation of "Miles in Herculaneum pervenit, ...
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Using subjunctive in relative clause linked to indirect command

I'm enquiring about the translation of this sentence: I ordered the soldier, who was walking in the garden, to collect flowers. Using 'imperare' as the verb to order, my question is whether '...
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What mood should the verb of a relative clause within a purpose clause be?

Suppose we were to translate the English sentence into Attic Greek or Latin. Do not fight your brother, lest you, who are smaller than him, be hurt. You can see how the relative clause, "who are ...
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Word order with relative clauses

Last night I watched the movie Matilda, which I really liked, and I decided to write a few sentences about it in Latin. I was attempting to write a sentence involving a relative clause, when I became ...
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Does using quippe in a relative clause require conjunctive?

One can insert the particle quippe in a relative clause to give it a causal or otherwise explaining tone.1 Does quippe require using conjunctive in the relative clause? If not, are there some rules ...
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Indirect question vs. relative clause

In circumstances where the same meaning can be expressed by an indirect question depending on a verb of speech, or by a relative clause modifying an (implicit or explicit) object of that verb, which ...