Posted in Latin VII

10 days before the kalends of October

To-day we went again over how to read and write Latin verbs.  Your homework is to practise this in drill 502 in the Latin class folder.  Make sure to put your answers in your personal Latin folder (the one with your name on it), or to submit your answers on paper.

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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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