Archive for July, 2013

How the Mosquito Shaped Ancient Rome Posted by on Jul 31, 2013

Salvete Omnes, With July closing, I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer and is making the most of the warm weather. Summer offers many great experiences from trips to the beach, the Fourth of July, fireworks, trips to the park, family reunions and so on.   For the Romans, the god of the seasons including summer was…

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Is There Any Advantage to Learning Latin? Posted by on Jul 24, 2013

Salvete Omnes, I hope everyone had a safe weekend and is eager to read a discussion of Latin’s validity and future in modern society. There is much debate over the teaching and learning of Latin due to the language’s “supposed” uselessness. The fact that Latin has been categorized as a dead language ( which is defined as: “A…

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Learning Latin through Books, Films, and Music. Posted by on Jul 17, 2013

Salvete Omnes, (Hello, Everyone!) Today, I am going to talk about Classical Latin within different types of mediums such as books, films, and music. While it is difficult to jump into any language without  knowledge of the language’s syntax or even vocabulary- it can sometimes be helpful to use pop culture to aid in learning…

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Brittany Britanniae, I presume? Posted by on Jul 10, 2013

Salvete Omnes! (Hello Everyone!), I am so honored and excited to become part of Transparent Language’s Latin Blog. So, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brittany, but for this blog I have adopted the epithet of “Brittany Britanniae” (which means Brittany “of Britain” and this is the singular genitive form of the feminine noun “Britannia” or…

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