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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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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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Final Fantasy XV: Latin song “Somnus” Posted by on Feb 1, 2020

Salvete Omnes, I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2020! I have been a bit under the weather between a sinus infection and gallbladder issues so I have been spending allot (and I mean A LOT) of time sitting up and playing video games. So, I thought about what would be fun but to explore…

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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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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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Harry Potter vs. Wizards Unite Spells Posted by on Jul 28, 2019

Salvete Omnes, Anyone out there playing Wizards Unite? If not, any Harry Potter fans? For those true fans out there, you know that J.K. Rowling (the author of the Harry Potter Universe) has a background in Classical Studies which includes Latin and Greek. Therefore, for Latinist and Greekish (is that a term?), the spells from…

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