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Roman Origins of the New Year Posted by on Dec 31, 2013

Whilst enjoying your New Year, remember to look back on 2013 and see what you wish to make of 2014! But before you do that, read on the historic background of New Years Day! Originally, the Roman calendar designated March 1 as the New Year.  The Roman Calendar only had ten months with March as…

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The Hobbit in Latin Posted by on Dec 24, 2013

Happy Holidays to all you Latin Lover, Latin Learners, and Latin Enthusiasts! If you find yourself with a gift card for the Holidays or with some spare time with relatives…I would recommend watching and reading “The Hobbit!” “The Hobbit” is J.R.R. Tolkien’s masterpiece which has hit both the silver screen and millions of paper backs…

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The Nativity Story in Latin Posted by on Dec 17, 2013

With Christmas around the corner, many people are embarking on their Christmas Tree shopping, gift giving, or other Holiday tasks. While, not everyone celebrates Christmas or believe it to coincide with the birth of Jesus Christ; the story of the Nativity offers beginning Latinist a great learning opportunity.  Everyone is at least familiar with the…

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas In Latin Posted by on Dec 11, 2013

Just in time for Christmas! Change your tradition of reading the How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit or How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Latin Edition) The book contains the same imagery as the original text along with the addition of a self contained Latin dictionary for vocabulary. Interestingly, the Latin…

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What was the Saturnalia? Posted by on Dec 4, 2013

WHEN Saturnalia was an Roman festival held in honor of Saturn from December 17th to December 23rd. FOR WHO Saturn was the Greek equivalent of Cronus. Saturn/Cronus was the father of the Olympians. He was the patron god of the Capitol, generations, plenty, wealth, agriculture, liberation, and time. WHERE The holiday was celebrated at…

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