Et manes epistulas scribere iuvat?

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Et manes epistulas scribere iuvat?

De eo dicere institui, qui, verum ut confitear, non homo est habendus sed humanitatis monumentum; eius enim scripta spatio duum milium annorum, omnes legerunt, pauci reprehenderunt, plerique vero imitari sunt conati, quicumque Latine scripserunt.

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Latin Around the Web 1 (4/24-5/1)

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Latin Around the Web 1 (4/24-5/1)

LATIN AROUND THE WEB 1 (04/24-05/01)

Here we publish links to anything interesting we've come across on-line regarding Latin and history, be it quotes, articles, blogs or events. If you have a suggestion leave a comment or send us a message!

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1. THIS QUOTE FROM THE HISTORIA AUGUSTA ON THE WIDE SELECTION OF ANIMALS PRESENT AT THE GAMES

(Thanks to Victor for the suggestion!)

Quaesturam magnificentissimam gessit. aedilitatis suae tempore duodecim populo Romano munera, id est per singulos menses singula de suo exhibuit, ita ut gladiatorum nonnumquam quingena paria exhiberet, numquam minus centenis quinquagenis. feras Libycas una die centum exhibuit, ursos una die mille. extat silva eius memorabilis, quae picta est in domo rostrata Cn. Pompei, quae ipsius et patris eius et proavi fuit, quam Philippi temporibus vester fiscus invasit. In qua pictura etiam nunc continentur cervi palmati ducentis mixtis Brittannis, equi feri triginta, oves ferae centum, alces decem, tauri Cypriaci centum, strutiones Mauri miniati trecenti, onagri triginta, apri centum quinquaginta, ibices ducenti, dammae ducenti.

 

2. ROMAN TABLETS DISCOVERED IN LONDON:

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3. PODCASTS IN LATIN:

 

4. CLASSICAL AUTHORS TAUGHT IN LATIN:

In this video series our dear and learned friend Jorge Tárrega teaches classical authors in Latin

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5. MEDIEVAL SOURCES ON VIKINGS:

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6. ON CHINESE PRESENCE IN THE ROMAN BRITAIN:

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7. RECENT PHD-THESIS TREATING THE USE OF ACTIVE LATIN:

Living Latin: Exploring a Communicative Approach to Latin Teaching Through a Sociocultural Perspective on Language Learning

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