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Hobbitvs Ille: Part IV Posted by on Dec 31, 2018

Homework Just in case you are catching this post late. We are on the final translation of the first sentence  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…

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Vulcanalia: Appeasing the God of Fire Posted by on Aug 23, 2016

Salvete Omnes! I hope the summer is going well for everyone here in the Northern Hemisphere. Although the hottest part of it is behind us, hopefully, things were heating up for the Ancient Romans around this time.   This week we’re going to be looking at the festival called Vulcanalia! Vulcanalia takes place on August…

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Jokes You Only Get If You’ve Studied Latin Posted by on Mar 31, 2015

In honor of tomorrow being April Fool’s Day, (Last year I wrote a very popular post on April Fools if you are interested), I wanted to impart some jokes and humor for those Latin lovers, Latin users, and Latinists! #1. Underestimating Latin’s Difficulty Many people think when you say you study Latin that it is…

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Learning Latin Basics: Lesson II Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

Salvete Omnes, We have much to cover today! We are going to review the 1st and 2nd Conjugations and Declensions along with some sentence work.    VERBS 1st Conjugation “Amo= I love” 1st s.= amo  “ I love, I do love, I am loving” 2nd s.= amas “You love” 3rd s.= amat “He loves, She…

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Gerunds vs. Gerundives Posted by on Feb 20, 2014

Have you long struggled with knowing the exact forms and uses of the Latin Gerund or Gerundive? Well, this post was created in order to aid you in all your questions about forms, translations, and grammatical uses. HELPFUL PRINTOUTS If you are studying Latin, I would recommend the following site for your references (the image…

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How One Latin Sentence Can Teach You SO Much Posted by on Sep 25, 2013

The foundation story of Rome can be found in Book I of Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita (From the Founding of the City)  (Literally: From the City having been founded). Thus, Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita begins with the founding of Rome and progress to his modern day. Let us attempt to translate one sentence…

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Mars: From Roman God of War to First Science Feed in Latin. Posted by on Sep 11, 2013

Ancient Mars Mars [Latin: Mars or Marvors] was the Roman god of war (the Greek god of war was Ares). Mars’ placement in Roman mythology is near identical to that of Greek Mythology. Some major myths that include Mars can be read on here. However, Romans had a different appreciation for Mars than the Greek had…

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