Archive for March, 2015

Jokes You Only Get If You’ve Studied Latin Posted by on Mar 31, 2015

In honor of tomorrow being April Fool’s Day, (Last year I wrote a very popular post on April Fools if you are interested), I wanted to impart some jokes and humor for those Latin lovers, Latin users, and Latinists! #1. Underestimating Latin’s Difficulty Many people think when you say you study Latin that it is…

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Oldest Known Ancient Roman Fort Discovered! Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

Oldest Known Ancient Roman Fort Discovered!   Place: Italy (First Roman military camp discovered in Italy. This is excluding Castra Albana and Castra Nova.) Year: Built 178 B.C.E Latin: Castra (or singular castrum) are buildings or plots of land reserved for or constructed for use as a military defense position. Castellum was  term for smaller…

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4 Ancient Roman Good Luck Items Posted by on Mar 18, 2015

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this post will be completely about luck (Latin: felix or fortuna).Luck has been seen in the form of a four leaf clover, a rabbit’s foot, a rainbow, or even a lucky penny. Everyone has those moments, at some point in the lives, were they just hope and pray this…

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Measurements of Time in Latin Posted by on Mar 12, 2015

Salvette Omnes, In honor of daylight savings- and springing the clocks an hour ahead, I thought a post about Roman timekeeping was in order! A Quarter Pass Twelve? The Romans time of day was divided into 12 hours (Latin: horae) of light and 12 hours of darkness. The Romans also divided the day into other periods, such as…

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Latin Mass to be offered to mark reinterment of Richard III Posted by on Mar 4, 2015

Salvette Omnes, I hope everyone is doing well this fine day! So for today- I will be doing a bit of news-jacking. I love finding these tidbits in the news about Latin being used in everyday life, for historic events, or even old traditions kindling anew. In today’s news, a Requiem Mass in the traditional Latin…

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