Archive for October, 2013

How to Survive the Ablative Case Posted by on Oct 30, 2013

The Survival Guide to the Uses of the Ablative   There are many cases within the Latin language including: the Nominative, the Accusative, the Genitive and the Dative. The last case is call the ablative which has many functions and purpose. This guide consists of all the popular and somewhat unpopular uses of the ablative…

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The Unofficial Ancient Roman Monster Survival Guide Posted by on Oct 22, 2013

Welcome to the Unofficial Ancient Roman Monster Guide! While, everyone knows about centaurs, harpies, cyclopes, mermaids, sirens, the chimera, hydra, giants, and et cetera; this guide’s goal is expose the truth of the monsters that hide under our very noses! The following monsters are very dangerous and should NOT be approached under any circumstance. Most…

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Roman Fashion Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

1. Not everyone wore togas. Only free-born  men  were allowed to wear togas (as a sign of  citizenship), while women wore stolas. Prostitutes and adulterers wore togas, because they were not allowed to wear stolas and this male garment was a sign of their female disgrace and shame. This is even reminiscent of Hawthorne’s Scarlett Letter. 2…

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100 Most Common Words in Latin Posted by on Oct 9, 2013

The 100 Most Common Written Words in Latin Learning these common words will give you a huge leg up when reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Latin, but remember that most of these words will have various forms due to their cases (Accusative, Genitive, Dative or Ablative) or function in a sentence or clause…

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Popular Ancient Roman Halloween Costume Ideas Posted by on Oct 2, 2013

Often when Halloween roles around, we don’t know if we should dress up or host a party or even pass out goodies for neighboring children. As adults, it is a challenge for us to find the time, resources, or even funds to come up with a creative costume. Most individuals have the biggest trouble with…

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