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Gladiator Posted by on Jul 30, 2009

The word gladiator comes from the Latin word for sword, which is gladius. The image of a gladiator has captivated the modern age. Hollywood in particular, has glamorized the life of a gladiator. However, the life of a real gladiator was far from ideal. Selling gladiators and training them for the mass games was a…

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Word of the Day Answers Posted by on Jul 27, 2009

Not only will I provide the answers, I’ll provide the links to the page so that you can look at the various forms that the words takes and even hear the word out loud. a) virtus : https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=01-01-2009 b) corpus : https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=01-02-2009 c) ultimus : https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=01-03-2009 d) canis : https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=01-04-2009 e) iungere : https://blogs.transparent.com/wotd/today/latin.htm?date=01-06-2009 f)…

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Word of the Day Posted by on Jul 24, 2009

Have you ever noticed the Word of the Day on the right side of this blog page? Every day, a new word in Latin is introduced. It’s a really helpful way to learn Latin and keep up with your vocabulary. I randomly picked some words that I thought were useful. See if you know any…

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Festivals in July Posted by on Jul 21, 2009

Poplifugia, also called Populifugia, was observed on the fifth of July. Poplifugia literally means, “the day of the people’s flight.” There are several legends associated with this feast. Some say that this day was commemorated to honor the flight of the Romans when Romulus, one of the mythical founders of Rome died. Others say that this…

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Irregular Third Declension Plural Nouns Posted by on Jul 18, 2009

The plural endings for the Latin word for power N : vīrēs G : vīrium D : vīribus Acc : vīrēs Abl : vīribus The plural endings for the Latin word for pig N : suēs G : suum D : subus Acc : suēs Abl : subusThe plural endings for the Latin word for…

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