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Ablative Revisited Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

Salvete Omnes, This summer I am looking forward to hearing your request for translations and reviewing portions of texts that you are interested in – however before doing so – I wanted to revisit a post I wrong almost seven years ago on the Ablative to include more examples and information for this new journey…

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Latin Spells Deciphered from TV Shows Part II Posted by on Jun 30, 2019

Salvete Omnes, Many people hear the “Latin” and think – well no one speaks Latin anymore. Beyond the classrooms and religious building, Latin is most commonly spoke in the land of Hollywood. However, Hollywood does not always do their homework when writing Latin. First of all, why magic must be Latin is never made sense…

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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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City Life and Country Life in Ancient Rome Posted by on Apr 9, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit VIII of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. Ancient Rome was both a highly urbanized civilization and a very rural one. Large, dense cities sat in the middle of vast oceans of farmland—there weren’t suburbs then like the…

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Don’t Anger the Gods Posted by on Apr 3, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit XVI of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here.   The Romans did not believe the gods were kind, just, or interested in forgiveness. To them, the gods were incredibly powerful, and volatile, and therefore extremely dangerous. To do…

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Ex-Slaves in Ancient Rome Posted by on Mar 26, 2019

Note: This blog post is a companion to Unit XV of our Introduction to Latin Vocabulary course. You can learn more about the course here. Slavery wasn’t a permanent condition in Ancient Rome. A person born, sold, or captured into slavery had a chance—depending on how kind their master was feeling—of being set free. Many…

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