Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

17 days before the kalends of October (15/9/16)

To-day in class we discussed the first part of Plutarch’s Life of Cæsar, and then went over the first and second conjugation again.  The document numbers in the list below refer to documents in the Class folder on Google Drive.


  1. Read the second part of the Life of Cæsar (doc. 403) and answer the question.  Make sure that your answer is in your personal Latin folder.
  2. Complete the drill that we started in class (doc. 501).


  • vocabulary (docs. 101 and 102)
  • long-vowel marks (macrons) for you to copy-and-paste if you’d like (doc. 003)
  • summary of the first and second conjugation (doc. 201, which is not yet uploaded).




The Arval Brethren were one of eldest of the many priestly colleges of the religion of the Ancient Roman state, tending to the cult of dea Dia, a nature-goddess, and of the ancestors so as to ensure a good harvest. During the reign of the emperor Augustus, the college was used as a tool of imperial unity and control. The term ‘arval’ comes from ‘arvum’, which means ‘a ploughed field’, and reflects their agricultural origin.

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