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Latin Classes During the Roman Empire

Latin Classes During the Roman Empire

Guest post written by Eleanor Dickey, Professor of Classics at the University of Reading in England. Two ...
Auribus Teneo Lupum: Why Emperor Tiberius and President Thomas Jefferson Both Held a Wolf by the Ears

Auribus Teneo Lupum: Why Emperor Tiberius and President Thomas Jefferson Both Held a Wolf by the Ears

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t? Proverb For ...
Hastas Abicere – How to Quit Like a Roman

Hastas Abicere – How to Quit Like a Roman

To throw the spears, or hastas abicere in Latin, is an expression used by the Romans when you they done when you ...
The Ancient Language of Learning and Science

The Ancient Language of Learning and Science

Written by Hans Aili, Professor emeritus of Latin, Stockholm University. Possessing a compendious ...