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Roman Months Posted by on Sep 23, 2019

Salvete Omnes, Recently, I was having a conversation with my husband about the months of the year and the days of the week. While the days of week are more Germanic in nature (for English at least), the months of the year have a very interesting history. So, let’s dive in. The Roman calendar used…

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Roman Pen Reveals Latin Joke Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

Savlete Omnes Earlier this month, this news broke and I just had to cover it and review the Latin on the pen! The Bloomberg dig took place between 2010 and 2014 and uncovered some 14,000 artifacts, which archaeologists are still working through including this exciting find! This stylus or pen’s inscription was exceptionally difficult to…

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Latin Words To Spruce Up Your Conversation Posted by on Mar 31, 2019

Salvete Omnes, As I am a former Classical Studies student and almost graduate student, I try to keep up on my Latin and translations – but making time can be difficult. However, I do try to use at least one Latin phrase in my day-to-day conversation to keep the language alive. So, I challenge you…

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Hobbitvs Ille: Part III Posted by on Nov 28, 2018

Salvete Omnes! Homework It is from the beginning of Hobbitvs Ille: in foramine terrae habitabat *hobbitus: nec foedum,sordidum madidumque foramen, nec extremis lumbricorum atque odore caenoso impletum, nec etiam foramen aridum, inane, harenosum, in quo nihil erat ad considendum aut edendum aptum; immo foramen-hobbitum, ergo commodum. Vocabulary: hobbitus is an invented word for this adaptation meaning “Hobbit”…

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Hobbitvs Ille: Part I Posted by on Aug 31, 2018

Salvete Omnes, I hope you have reviewed the previous blog posts for basic noun and verbs as well as some prepositions: Verbs  Nouns Part I  Nouns Part II Nouns Part III & Adjectives Imperfect Active Indicative The last thing we are going to review before translating is the Imperfect Tense of Verbs: The imperfect active…

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Nouns & Adjectives Posted by on Jul 30, 2018

Salvete Omnes! This month’s blog will be talking about 1st/2nd declension adjectives and 2nd declension neuter nouns. The answer’s to last month’s homework are at the bottom of the page. The purpose of reviewing these forms is to prepare us for next month’s in-depth passage translation from “Ille Hobbitus.” 2nd Declension Neuter Noun like somni-um, i…

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100 Most Common Words in Latin Posted by on Oct 9, 2013

The 100 Most Common Written Words in Latin Learning these common words will give you a huge leg up when reading, writing, speaking, and listening to Latin, but remember that most of these words will have various forms due to their cases (Accusative, Genitive, Dative or Ablative) or function in a sentence or clause…

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