Archive for April, 2015

5 Animals used in Ancient Warfare Posted by on Apr 29, 2015

DISCLAIMER: Since this is a Latin blog, I have chosen only to focus on animals used in Roman battles or wars. Thus, I understand that some of these animals have older warfare uses, but the focus here is on Roman period uses. 1. WAR ELEPHANT Animal: North African Forest Elephant, Carthaginian Elephant, Atlas Elephants, “Hannibal’s Elephants”…

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Happy 2,768th Birthday Rome! Posted by on Apr 22, 2015

In honor of the Natale di Roma (the annual birthday celebration of Rome), this post will include 10 factoids about Rome and its founding! 1. The date April 21st  based on the legendary foundation of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC. 2. The name of the city is generally considered to refer to Romulus, but there are other hypotheses…

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5 Amazing Libraries of the Ancient World Posted by on Apr 14, 2015

In Honor of National Library Week ( in the U.S), I would like to take a moment and honor some of ancient libraries. Some of these libraries are well known and others are rarely discussed. I do hope you like the list! Make sure to comment which libraries should have made the list and why!…

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Spotlight Text of the Month: Book of Kells Posted by on Apr 8, 2015

Salvete Omnes! I have been giving it some series thought and I think it would be a great monthly post addition to have Spotlight Texts! By this I mean to summarizes a text of Latin in all its major facets and include an excerpt from the text with Latin and English. This week I thought…

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