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Game of Thrones & Ancient Rome: Part II Posted by on Apr 30, 2014

 Game of Thrones and Ancient Rome: Part II  The popular book and television series, Game of Thrones, portrays a world rich with magic, adventure, romance, and history. While most fans of the series thoroughly enjoy the refreshing originality of the series; others would say that Game of Thrones is simply a fantastical interpretation of actual historic…

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Conversational Latin Posted by on Apr 23, 2014

While Latin is often used to decipher antiquated texts from ancient Rome; sometimes, it is spoken for fun and colloquial purposes. Here is a great way to talk with your friends in Latin, impress your professors, or even start a fun hobby!   Conversational Latin Phrases for Today: English Greetings Latin Greetings: Hi! Heus! Good…

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Game of Thrones & Ancient Rome: Part I Posted by on Apr 16, 2014

The popular book and television series, Game of Thrones, portrays a world rich with magic, adventure, romance, and history. While most fans of the series thoroughly enjoy the refreshing originality of the series; others would say that Game of Thrones is simply a fantastical interpretation of actual historic events and themes. In this post, I will attempt…

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200 Latin Roots to Improve Your Vocabulary Posted by on Apr 9, 2014

LATIN ROOTS Whenever learning a new language, students are often overwhelmed by the fact that they must study the grammar and vocabulary. Vocabulary can be tough for anyone, but especially for those learning a new language for the first time or one like Latin which not spoken. However, the vocabulary in Latin should be easier…

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Origins of April Fools Day Posted by on Apr 1, 2014

April Fool’s Day comes around each year and with it jokes, hoaxes, and elaborate “breaking” news articles. These “jokes”  spam our email, social media outlets, and lives from the moment we wake till the end of our day. At times, they can be humorous or playful (like Google’s Pokémon Challenge; here), they can be misleading (Boudicca’s…

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