Menu
Search

Archive for February, 2019

5 Outrageous Things Ancient Romans Ate Posted by on Feb 28, 2019

Salvete Omnes! I have been thinking constantly about food lately due to Valentines Day as well as New Year’s Resolutions. And how even the most dauntingly of culture and language immersion are often made easier through meal and food. As some may say – “Food is universal.” But is this true? Would really want to…

Continue Reading

Caesar’s Civil War Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit XI of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here.   The Death of Pompey On or around October 1st, 48 BC, Gaius Julius Caesar sailed into Egypt. He had just won perhaps the greatest military victory of his life…

Continue Reading

Social Classes in Ancient Rome Posted by on Feb 26, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit III of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. Like any other ancient civilization, the Romans had their own social classes. Although much has changed since the time of the Romans, you will notice how the Roman class system…

Continue Reading

Roman Dining Posted by on Feb 22, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit X of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. Food is an essential part of all cultures, but when it comes to ancient cultures, food doesn’t tend to be one of the things that survive for very long. Luckily…

Continue Reading

Caesar and Pompey Posted by on Feb 15, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit IX of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. Bellum Civile In the middle of the 1st century BC, the Roman world was plunged into war, not for the first time, and certainly not for the last. This bellum…

Continue Reading

The Roman Household Posted by on Feb 12, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit II of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. What if I were to tell you that the Roman family wasn’t very different from most modern western societies? Hearing that may sound weird at first, I realize that. After…

Continue Reading

Slavery in Ancient Rome Posted by on Feb 8, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit I of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. The Romans constituted one of the greatest civilizations in the ancient world. Whether you are British, German or Italian, their legacy lives on in all of us. They produced great…

Continue Reading