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Dimensions in Latin: The Accusative and Genitive of Measure

Dimensions in Latin: The Accusative and Genitive of Measure

Latin uses several ways to express dimensions or measurements. I often get students asking about this, so today, ...
A Guide to Distance in Latin: The Accusative of Extent of Space (and Ablative)

A Guide to Distance in Latin: The Accusative of Extent of Space (and Ablative)

Over the years, many students have asked about the so-called accusative of extent and of space and how Latin ...
The Indirect Question in Latin

The Indirect Question in Latin

Guest article written by Peter Barrios-Lech Associate Professor of Classics, College of Liberal Arts, University ...
Omnia Vincit Amor: Love in Ancient Rome

Omnia Vincit Amor: Love in Ancient Rome

Omnia vincit amor is one of the most famous of all Latin expressions. It is also one of the most used ones still ...
Iacta Alea Est: Crossing the Rubicon

Iacta Alea Est: Crossing the Rubicon

On January 10th, 49 B.C., Gaius Julius Caesar uttered one of history’s most famous lines, Iacta alea est (sometimes written alea iacta est), after which he crossed the Rubicon river with his army and set the Roman Civil War in motion.
Invita Minerva: Going Against a Goddess

Invita Minerva: Going Against a Goddess

Have you ever done something Invita Minerva? Most people have. Have you ever said you have a lovely singing ...
Mihi Aqua Haeret: Cicero at a Stand

Mihi Aqua Haeret: Cicero at a Stand

Sometimes when we are having doubts, or do not know what to do, it feels like everything stops. You hit a ...
Nemo Saltat Sobrius: Dancing in Ancient Rome

Nemo Saltat Sobrius: Dancing in Ancient Rome

In 62 B.C. a man named Lucius Licinius Murena was up for trial in Rome. He was accused of bribery. Murena had ...