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The Roman Military Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit VII of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. The Roman army was perhaps the most disciplined and organized in the history of mankind. It was a real fighting machine ready to destroy anyone who stood in Rome’s way…

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Major Wars in the Early Roman Republic Posted by on Apr 10, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit VI of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. Over thousands of years mankind has witnessed the rise and fall of many empires, among which the Roman Empire was one of the largest in recorded history. Some other empires were…

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History of the Roman Forum Posted by on Mar 22, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit V of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. Some people don’t think the Greeks and Romans have anything to teach us. On the other hand, I never get tired of telling them that there is still a lot…

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Sirens and Other Mythological Beasts Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit IV of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. Most people today think that mythology is an uninteresting subject, created by people who lived thousands of years ago. Well, the ancients certainly didn’t think so! Back then, myths and legends…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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