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Ancient Roman Wine Posted by on Jun 4, 2010

Wine was a daily necessity in ancient Roman life. Clean water was not always accessible to the public, and wine was the safe alternative. Even children and slaves had access to wine. Ancient Roman meals tended to be bread based, and wine was a good accompaniment to eat with hard and dry bread. Wine had…

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The Genitive of the First Declension Posted by on Jun 1, 2010

The genitive marks possession. In the first declension singular, the genitive will end in -ae. Terra agricolae = The farmer’s land. The object being possessed comes before the possessor. That means that the actual noun in the genitive (agricolae) will come second. The -ae ending is also the nominative plural of the first declension. This…

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