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Pokémon Ite!: 15 Pokémon with Latin-Inspired Names Posted by on Jul 26, 2016

Salvete Omnes! I hope everyone’s weekend was nice. Maybe some of you were out exploring in the tall grass and captured some MarsuMonstra! Now, that’s not a real phrase found in Classical Latin, but you might be able to figure it out: MarsuMonstra is a compacted invention of Marsupium Monstra Marsupium = Pocket Monstra = Monsters So, you…

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Mythology in Space: A Reunion 400 Years in the Making Posted by on Jul 20, 2016

Salvete Omnes! I hope everyone had a good weekend! As you might have seen this month, the spacecraft Juno has finally made orbit around the great gas giant, Jupiter! Astronomers may be most excited by this new milestone of planetary science for the opportunity to get a peek at the constituent materials of the Jovian…

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The Festival Even the Romans Forgot Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

Salvete Omnes! I hope everyone is well. This past week of July, or “Iulius”, was quite a busy one for the Ancient Romans.  Starting on July 5th, we had the festival of Poplifugia, followed by the eight or nine day feasting of the festival of Ludi Apollinares, (“Ludi” = solemn games, “Apollinares” = honoring Apollo).…

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