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Answers to the Lines from the Great Ancient Roman Authors Posted by on May 19, 2011

Hope you’ve had some time to think about these ancient Roman poets and authors. It’s now time to figure out what these quotes mean and who said them. (1) “Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano” is by the satirist Juvenal. It means “It is to be prayed that the mind be sound…

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Lines from the Great Ancient Roman Authors Posted by on May 15, 2011

The lines from various poetry, literature, satire and epigrams from ancient Roman poets and writers are still quoted today. How well do you know your ancient Roman authors? Can you guess what some of the quotes mean and who said them? (1)   “Orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano” (2)  “Omnia vincit amor;…

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Fiction Set in Ancient Rome Posted by on May 12, 2011

If you’re a fan of reading fiction, why not read fiction set in ancient Rome? For example, if you’re into the detective genre, there are some good novels that fall in this category and take place in ancient Rome. The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis is a crime novel that takes place after quite some…

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Ancient Roman Mothers Posted by on May 8, 2011

In some parts of the world, today is Mother’s Day, so Happy Mother’s Day to all of you! In honor of Mother’s Day, we’ll be looking at the lives of some very famous ancient Roman mothers. To start off with, we should probably begin with Cornelia Africana, who was the mother to the Gracchi Brothers.…

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Ancient Roman Royal Couples Posted by on May 4, 2011

The royal wedding in England was a big and lavish affair! Congrats to the royal couple! In honor of the royal couple, today’s post will feature some famous, or should I say notorious royal couples of ancient Rome. The first honor goes to Emperor Augustus and to his wife, Empress Livia Drusilla. They were the…

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