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Spartacus Posted by on Mar 9, 2010

There’s a drama series called Spartacus: Blood and Sand that’s supposed to depict the real-life slave, Spartacus. Here’s a trailer of the show: Another famous classic is the 1960 version of Spartacus that stars Kirk Douglas. You can probably find that at your local rental video store. In case you haven’t seen the movie, I’ll…

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Use of nōn Posted by on Mar 6, 2010

Let’s start this lesson by looking at the first sentence: nōn sum = I am not. The presence of nōn gives the meaning “not” and is usually presented immediately before the verb. Let’s take a look at other examples: (1) Ego servus nōn sum. (servus = servant) (2) Nōn sum dictātor. (dictātor = dictator) The…

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The Latin Language Posted by on Mar 3, 2010

The two prominent styles of Latin language that survive today is Ecclesiastical Latin and Classical Latin. In some cases you may even be able to make a case for Medieval Latin. In today’s post, we’ll see more varied versions of the Latin language that Latin linguists have categorized. Prisca Latinitas or “Old Latin” , also…

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