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Ancient Roman Libraries and Banned Books Posted by on Sep 27, 2021

During the month of September, two literary events are celebrated. They are National Library Card Sign Up Month and Banned Books Week. Both celebrations are meant to bring awareness to the resources of libraries as well as current censorship. This month’s blog will be reviewing Ancient Roman libraries as well as banned books (or censored…

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Latin Roots for Better Vocabulary Posted by on Aug 27, 2021

One benefit of studying Latin roots is that it will increase your vocabulary. You will be able to parse together a word’s meaning through Latin. This is extremely useful for exams that assess your vocabulary. Benefits of Latin Roots Learning roots younger and younger will allow students and individuals to understand more complex words easier…

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Vulgate: The Latin Bible Posted by on Jul 29, 2021

Today, we will be discussing and translating portions of the Vulgate, the Latin Bible. While, I have a proclivity towards Classical Latin (c. 75 BCE to 3rd century CE) – I thought exploring Late Latin (c. 4th century CE to 6th century CE) and Medieval Latin (5th century to 15th century CE) would be appreciated…

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Famous Latin Quotes Posted by on Jun 17, 2021

Today, we are going to talk about famous Latin quotes. The allure of Latin is apparent in its portrayal in media. For most, it is a distance magical language. However, most people don’t realize that Latin permeates our language today. Famous Latin Quotes Many famous quotes that most people have heard have Latin roots are…

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Rome’s Birthday: Celebration of Romulus and Remus Posted by on May 20, 2021

Last month on April 21, Rome celebrated the foundation of Rome, the story of Romulus and Remus, and its 2,774 birthday. Today, we will be reliving the story of Romulus and Remus. Celebrating in 2021 Despite lockdowns, people found ways to celebrate this joyous occasion. One of the highlights from the celebration was “The Superintendency…

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Classical Latin Alphabet: 5 Things You Didn’t Know Posted by on Apr 28, 2021

Today, we will be learning about the Classical Latin alphabet. It should be noted that there are older versions of the Latin alphabet, but today’s focus is on the classical version. Here are some facts you may have not known about the Classical Latin alphabet. #1. Only 23 Letters in Classical Latin Alphabet The earliest…

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Ancient Roman Social Media Posted by on Mar 31, 2021

Throughout the month of March, I have been torn between writing about Ancient Roman social media, women, or graffiti. Then, I considered – why should I even choose? I can make all three topics fit. These past two months we have been looking at the ever-lasting effect of graffiti and how graffiti has been used…

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