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  • Jul 30 / 2015
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Latin

20 Latin Phrases You Should Be Using

Carthago delenda est

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Certain Latin phrases have been so fully integrated into English that most of us don’t even realize they’re Latin at all, like the ever-popular alter ego (“other self”) or alma mater (“nourishing mother”). In addition to these fairly commonplace examples, though, English has also adopted a number of much less familiar Latin phrases and expressions that are criminally underused. Read this great article by Paul Anthony Jones to see the top 20 most underused Latin phrases. Continue Reading

  • Jul 28 / 2015
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Latin

Rapper’s Delight is Latin

Jonathan Goddard is rapping about Latin.

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

British musician and teacher Jonathan Goddard is rapping about Latin to primary school children as part of a program to raise their expectations and learning outcomes across the board. Click on the audio file to hear his rap! Continue Reading

  • Jul 21 / 2015
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Latin

Wedding Traditions from Ancient Rome

Roman couple joining hands, 4th century sarcophagus

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Check out this great article about Roman weddings and the traditions that have carried through till modern times. What were the characteristics of the ceremony? How did the bride look? Read and find out! Continue Reading

  • Jul 17 / 2015
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Latin

Colosseum – A Gladiator’s Story

Colosseum - A Gladiator's Story

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Watch this great film which uses reconstructions, stunt fights and computer-generated images of ancient Rome to tell the story of Verus, a gladiator who fought in the opening games of the Colosseum in AD80. The film also tells the story of the Colosseum itself, built to accommodate a staggering 55,000 spectators for the bloody spectacle of gladiatorial combat. The only thing you need to do is to seat comfortable and enjoy the film! Continue Reading

  • Jul 14 / 2015
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Latin

Like Being There: Walking Through an Ancient Roman Town

Reconstructed/revisualized street view of the south part of the city of Ammaia

 

Posted by Magister Andrew

Check out how the emerging miracle of non-invasive archaeology can reveal an ancient Roman town in unprecedented detail. Now thousands of people from every corner of the world can “walk” through the ancient town of Ammaia without ever physically setting foot within it! Watch this video to see the remarkable result! Continue Reading

  • Jul 10 / 2015
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Ancient Greek

Wax Statues, Marble Statues, Classical Statues… What Do We Really Know about Them?

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA

 

by Neda Helena Jeny, Ph.D.

Summer is here, and no doubt most people will take a few days off for some vacation trip. I have already done so. Three weeks ago I did what I do every summer: I spent a few days in Washington, DC. I have never lived there, but I have visited it many times, and by now I know some parts of it very well—the National Gallery, for one, the Smithsonian museums, the Library of Congress, etc. But there are always new places to discover, and this time I decided to visit Mme. Tussauds Wax Museum. Continue Reading