Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

Five days before the ides of October

Today, we practised our vocabulary using Quizlet live.  We also talked about using the infinitive with other verbs.  For example:

  • amō docēre.  I love to teach.
  • ambulāre dēbeō.  I have to walk.  I ought to walk.

Your homework is to complete section A in exercise  503 in the class folder on Google Drive and to complete your outline (plan) for the parallel-lives assignment (406).  Please submit both on paper or in your personal Latin folder on Google Drive.  Please also review your vocabulary (Quizlet).


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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