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Disney Mythology vs. Greco-Roman Mythology: Part II Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

Salvete Omnes! Let’s continue with the Disney theme for this week! But don’t worry those Latin learners, next week we will begin Latin from the basics to the advance. If you have any questions or requests- please let comment below. #6. Pandora’s Box Film or Series: Once Upon a Time; 2011 Disney Mythology: Pandora’s Box…

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Disney Mythology vs. Greco-Roman Mythology: Part I Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

Salvete Omnes, With the many of you learning Latin and the Roman culture; I believe it is important to observe how antiquity permeates through modern media. So today I propose we observe the role of mythology, mythic characters and items within Disney films and series. #1. Character or Item FEMALE CENTAURS OR KENTAURIDES Film or Series:…

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Dido & Aeneas: Through the Ages Posted by on Nov 13, 2014

Salvete Omnes, I would like to take some time this week to indulge in one of my favorite love stories: Dido and Aeneas. Over this weekend, I saw at the Los Angeles Opera Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas;” and it got me thinking about the countless retellings of this couple and their themes of love and…

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Pope ditches Latin as official language of Vatican Posted by on Nov 6, 2014

Salvete Omnes, I hope that everyone has had a great Halloween with party, candy, and great costumes! However what I would like to talk about today is the fact that the Latin language has become a little less bright in the world this last month. “In a break with the past, Pope Francis has decided that…

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