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Saying Goodbye to Man’s Best Friend Posted by on Aug 31, 2020

Salvete Omnes,   There comes a time in every dog owner’s life when their beloved friend and family member is ready for the rainbow journey (as I have heard it called). This connection to our beloved doggie pets is not a new or modern attachment but one that has traces throughout history and of course…

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Latin Language in Hamilton Musical Posted by on Jul 29, 2020

Salvete Omnes, The sensational historical musical that has been a smash hit on both Broadway and now in most people’s homes thanks to Disney+. The musical is based on the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow with the twist of rap, hip-hop and other modernization that only the Lin-Manuel Miranda could dream.  Alexander Hamilton is…

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Ablative Revisited Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

Salvete Omnes, This summer I am looking forward to hearing your request for translations and reviewing portions of texts that you are interested in – however before doing so – I wanted to revisit a post I wrong almost seven years ago on the Ablative to include more examples and information for this new journey…

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Uses of Roman Numerals Posted by on May 28, 2020

Salvete Omnes, Roman Numerals – one of the first things in math that is taught to American children after basic math skills – at least it was for me and my time with the education system. It is a simple process almost like tally marks. Here is the system (right of the biggest number means…

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A Latin Love Triangle: Zeus, Echo and Narcissus PART II Posted by on Apr 30, 2020

Salvete Omnes,   Let us continue in the fashion of the February post, I wanted to wrap up this brief translation of Echo and Narcissus.   The story of Echo and Narcissus is best known from book three of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a Latin narrative poem in 15 parts which emerged around AD 8, whose unifying theme is transformation…

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Spend a Day in Ancient Rome from your Home Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

Salvete Omnes, I was in the middle of a three-part series and have been debating all month if I should continue the series or talk about a different subject. During this time, there is much uncertainty for individuals throughout the world and in general, the state of the world may seem a little scary. Whether…

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A Latin Love Triangle: Zeus, Echo and Narcissus PART I Posted by on Feb 29, 2020

Salvete Omnes, In the month of February what could be more appropriate than a love story. Personally, I was married on leap year (today) so again what is more fitting than a love story. So this month, we are taking a look at the famous myth of Echo and Narcissus. The story of Echo and…

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