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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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Roman Pen Reveals Latin Joke Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

Savlete Omnes Earlier this month, this news broke and I just had to cover it and review the Latin on the pen! The Bloomberg dig took place between 2010 and 2014 and uncovered some 14,000 artifacts, which archaeologists are still working through including this exciting find! This stylus or pen’s inscription was exceptionally difficult to…

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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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