Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

5 days before the kalends of October

To-day, we concluded our last reading from Cæsar’s life (doc. 405) and discussed our impressions of the man.  Some were enamoured by what he achieved, others questioned his motives … It was stimulating to hear everyone’s views!

We finished by clarifying the next step of our parallel-lives assignment (doc. 406).

pensa:

  • Practise all the vocabulary so far (docs. 101, 102 and 103).  You are welcome to use the sets on Quizlet for this purpose.
  • Begin to research for your parallel-lives project (doc. 406, step 2).

Author:

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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