Archive for August, 2014

Frozen “Let it go” in Latin Posted by on Aug 27, 2014

One of the most popular songs of 2014 and winner of an Academy Award: “Let it Go” from the Disney film Frozen.  While Latin is a “dead language” (please see my humorous post on this subject: here), it continues to thrive and flourish through its reuse in popular culture. Here is a trailer of the…

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Augustus’ 2,000th Death Anniversary Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

Salvete Omnes! Do you know what today is? I’ll give you a hint: the world has been planning and excited for today! It has been 2,000 years in the making. This date marks the 2,000th anniversary of Augustus Caesar’s death. If you are not familiar with Augustus or Octavian Caesar, please refer to one of our past…

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The Oddest & Weirdest Pets of Ancient Rome Posted by on Aug 7, 2014

The bond between humans and pets is an interesting and odd bond. The love and friendship that transgress species is an interesting relationship that deserves special attention. Most of us are familiar with the ever persisting sites that our friends show us the most unlikely of friends. These examples range from dogs and chimps, tigers…

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