Archive for November, 2013

Catching Fires Sparks Interest in Ancient Rome Posted by on Nov 27, 2013

BREAKING NEWS! The second installation of the Hunger Games: Catching Fire broke the November box office record with $161.1 million, and is the second highest movie debut this year (after Iron Man III). The films have stirred people all across the world to read the dystopian trilogy by Suzanne Collins. However while the novel itself takes place in…

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Famous People Who Studied Latin Posted by on Nov 20, 2013

Latin has long been argued by contemporaries to be a useless language. That the only worth of learning Latin is for a brief time it increase one’s vocabulary or standardized test scores; however, one key factor that is often forgotten is the fact that learning any language is GREAT for your brain! Learning languages help…

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The Who, What, When, Where and Why of the Ludi Plebeii Posted by on Nov 13, 2013

In understanding the culture and lifestyles of the ancient Romans, we should look to their holidays to both their gods, monuments, and national victories. An amazing list of Roman festivals can be found here. WHAT IS THE LUDI PLEBEII The Ludi Plebeii  comes from the two words ludi (meaning play, games, etc.) and plebeii (meaning…

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One to a Million in Latin and Roman Numerals Posted by on Nov 5, 2013

This week we will be learning  Roman Numerals and their Latin names, so that later this month we can learn how to write dates in Latin using Roman months, ordinal numbers, and dates. But first things first, how many of you can read the numbers on this clock? Well, there are four rules to remember…

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