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Latin Grammar: Pronouns Posted by on Sep 30, 2020

Salvete Omnes, Let us return to some basics. In preparation for some future translations, let us review the Latin Pronouns. Pronouns are used as Nouns or as Adjectives. Pronouns have special declension forms, which may vary between substantive and adjectival use. They are divided into seven classes: Personal Pronouns: ego, I. Latin has cases we…

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Saying Goodbye to Man’s Best Friend Posted by on Aug 31, 2020

Salvete Omnes,   There comes a time in every dog owner’s life when their beloved friend and family member is ready for the rainbow journey (as I have heard it called). This connection to our beloved doggie pets is not a new or modern attachment but one that has traces throughout history and of course…

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Latin Language in Hamilton Musical Posted by on Jul 29, 2020

Salvete Omnes, The sensational historical musical that has been a smash hit on both Broadway and now in most people’s homes thanks to Disney+. The musical is based on the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow with the twist of rap, hip-hop and other modernization that only the Lin-Manuel Miranda could dream.  Alexander Hamilton is…

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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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Uses of Roman Numerals Posted by on May 28, 2020

Salvete Omnes, Roman Numerals – one of the first things in math that is taught to American children after basic math skills – at least it was for me and my time with the education system. It is a simple process almost like tally marks. Here is the system (right of the biggest number means…

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A Latin Love Triangle: Zeus, Echo and Narcissus PART II Posted by on Apr 30, 2020

Salvete Omnes,   Let us continue in the fashion of the February post, I wanted to wrap up this brief translation of Echo and Narcissus.   The story of Echo and Narcissus is best known from book three of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, a Latin narrative poem in 15 parts which emerged around AD 8, whose unifying theme is transformation…

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Spend a Day in Ancient Rome from your Home Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

Salvete Omnes, I was in the middle of a three-part series and have been debating all month if I should continue the series or talk about a different subject. During this time, there is much uncertainty for individuals throughout the world and in general, the state of the world may seem a little scary. Whether…

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