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10 days before the kalends of October

To-day, we discussed the previous two readings from Plutarch’s biography of Julius Cæsar, and introduced your assignment to write your own set of parallel lives.

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  1. Choose the two people about whom you will write (step 1 in doc. 406).
  2. Read the next extract from the life of Cæsar (doc. 405).
  3. Complete drill 502.  Remember to refer back to the vocabulary (docs. 101, 102 and 103).
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)
Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)

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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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