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Harry Potter vs. Wizards Unite Spells Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

Salvete Omnes, Anyone out there playing Wizards Unite? If not, any Harry Potter fans? For those true fans out there, you know that J.K. Rowling (the author of the Harry Potter Universe) has a background in Classical Studies which includes Latin and Greek. Therefore, for Latinist and Greekish (is that a term?), the spells from…

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Latin Spells Deciphered from TV Shows Part II Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

Salvete Omnes, Many people hear the “Latin” and think – well no one speaks Latin anymore. Beyond the classrooms and religious building, Latin is most commonly spoke in the land of Hollywood. However, Hollywood does not always do their homework when writing Latin. First of all, why magic must be Latin is never made sense…

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Latin Spells Deciphered from TV Shows Part I Posted by on May 31, 2019

Salvete Omnes, Many people hear the “Latin” and think – well no one speaks Latin anymore. Beyond the classrooms and religious building, Latin is most commonly spoke in the land of Hollywood. However, Hollywood does not always do their homework when writing Latin. First of all, why magic must be Latin is never made sense…

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The Marvel Universe and the Latin Language Posted by on Apr 26, 2019

Salvete Omnes, With the upcoming Avenger’s End Game upon us, I thought it was appropriate to look at this ever popular world and how Latin or Ancient Rome has impacted it. Excelsior MARVEL UNIVERSE: Stan Lee’s motto which he tweeted that it meant for him: “Finally, what does “Excelsior” mean? “Upward and onward to greater glory!”…

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The Roman Military Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit VII of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. The Roman army was perhaps the most disciplined and organized in the history of mankind. It was a real fighting machine ready to destroy anyone who stood in Rome’s way…

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Major Wars in the Early Roman Republic Posted by on Apr 10, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit VI of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. Over thousands of years mankind has witnessed the rise and fall of many empires, among which the Roman Empire was one of the largest in recorded history. Some other empires were…

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City Life and Country Life in Ancient Rome Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit VIII of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. Ancient Rome was both a highly urbanized civilization and a very rural one. Large, dense cities sat in the middle of vast oceans of farmland—there weren’t suburbs then like the…

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