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Archive for October, 2009

Early Latin Literature Posted by on Oct 30, 2009

Hopefully I can get people to read some early Latin literature. Here are some authors that may interest you. Lucius Livius Andronicus was a dramatist and poet. He was actually a slave that became a libertus (freedman). He later founded his own school. Quintus Ennius is considered the father of Latin poetry. He believe that the…

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Ancient Roman Navy Posted by on Oct 27, 2009

The Roman Classis or navy, has been historically overshadowed by the ancient Roman army. To begin with, the ancient Romans were not a sea faring people. They were primarily land based and much of the territory acquired through war was by land. This is not to say that the Roman navy was never a significant asset to…

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Third Conjugation Suffix -scō Posted by on Oct 24, 2009

Today’s verb will be the present tense indicative first person singular form with suffix -scō. adolēscere = to grow up, to mature In the active form: adolēscō adolēscis adolēscit adolēscimus adolēscitis adolēscunt In the passive: adolēscor adolēsceris adolēscitur adolēscimur adolēsciminī adolēscuntur

Third Conjugation Present Tense Stem Suffix -ū Posted by on Oct 21, 2009

Today’s verb is the third conjugation present tense stem with stuffix ū in the active and passive indicative tense. minuere = to lessen, to diminish In the active: minuō minuis minuit minuimus minuitis minuut In the passive: minuor minueris minuitur minuimur minuiminī minuuntur

Third Conjugation Perfect Tense Suffix -uī Posted by on Oct 18, 2009

The verb in this post will be those of the third conjugation perfect tense suffix ending -uī in the present indicative active and passive. gignere = to beget, to cause In the active: gignō gignis gignit gignimus gignitis gignunt In the passive: gignor gigneris gignitur gignimur gigniminī gignuntur    

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