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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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Final Fantasy XV: Latin song “Somnus” Posted by on Feb 1, 2020

Salvete Omnes, I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2020! I have been a bit under the weather between a sinus infection and gallbladder issues so I have been spending allot (and I mean A LOT) of time sitting up and playing video games. So, I thought about what would be fun but to explore…

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Happy New Years from Ancient Rome Posted by on Dec 30, 2019

Salvete Omnes, We are starting a new year in a few days AND a new decade. This can truly be seen as a time of transformations and new beginnings. Hopefully, these new transitions can allow for continued happiness and joy in your life OR a cleansing of the past years.  However, today in anticipation of…

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Giving Thanks in Ancient Rome Posted by on Nov 28, 2019

Salavete Omnes, The roots of the American thanksgiving may stem from history and celebrating survival among other things – original feasts and festivals for thankfulness date much older. In Ancient Rome where all aspects of life could be swayed by the will of the gods through sacrifices and prayers. Well, that is at least what…

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Roman Superstitions Posted by on Oct 15, 2019

Salvete Omnes, This week I would like you to think about your superstitions while we visit ancient ones…Superstitions were an important staple in many ancient cultures, and the Romans were no exception. In the religions of ancient Rome, an omen, plural omina, was a sign intimating the future, considered less important to the community than a prodigium but of great importance…

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Roman Months Posted by on Sep 23, 2019

Salvete Omnes, Recently, I was having a conversation with my husband about the months of the year and the days of the week. While the days of week are more Germanic in nature (for English at least), the months of the year have a very interesting history. So, let’s dive in. The Roman calendar used…

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