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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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A Day of Debate at the Senate Posted by on Oct 4, 2016

Salvete Omnes! If you’re in America or if you live anywhere which has media coverage for America you might be feeling quite surrounded by coverage and speculations concerning the Presidential debates. Let’s take a break from modern, televised debates of today and instead look back at the practice, and, indeed, the art of debating in Classical…

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2045th Anniversary of Octavian’s 3 Triumphs Posted by on Aug 16, 2016

Salvete Omnes! I hope it has been a pleasant weekend. Well, 2045 years ago it was a very busy weekend for the ancient Romans!   As of this year, it has been 2,045 years since Imperātor Caesar Dīvī Fīlius Augustus, or Gaius Octavian, as he was known at the time, held 3 consecutive triumphs on…

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The Horrors of the Latin Grammar Revisited Posted by on Oct 8, 2015

For first time language learners (or even masters), the way and method a language handles their grammar ( and more specifically the oddities or exception rules in their grammar) I wrote a posts in the past that help tackle some of the language’s difficulties, but I have also written this one to provide some additional…

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25 Latin Phrases Every Student Should Know Posted by on Jun 3, 2015

These phrases will assist in all student’s ability to write well and impress their instructors. Thus, here is a list of Latin phrases that student should try to use and commit to memory during the summer for their fall terms (if they are not in summer school/session). Latin is more than a dead language…

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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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