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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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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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Happy New Years from Ancient Rome Posted by on Dec 30, 2019

Salvete Omnes, We are starting a new year in a few days AND a new decade. This can truly be seen as a time of transformations and new beginnings. Hopefully, these new transitions can allow for continued happiness and joy in your life OR a cleansing of the past years.  However, today in anticipation of…

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Giving Thanks in Ancient Rome Posted by on Nov 28, 2019

Salavete Omnes, The roots of the American thanksgiving may stem from history and celebrating survival among other things – original feasts and festivals for thankfulness date much older. In Ancient Rome where all aspects of life could be swayed by the will of the gods through sacrifices and prayers. Well, that is at least what…

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Roman Superstitions Posted by on Oct 15, 2019

Salvete Omnes, This week I would like you to think about your superstitions while we visit ancient ones…Superstitions were an important staple in many ancient cultures, and the Romans were no exception. In the religions of ancient Rome, an omen, plural omina, was a sign intimating the future, considered less important to the community than a prodigium but of great importance…

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