Posted in Latin VII

Five days before the ides of October

Today we played a boardgame to practise our verbs!

Your homework is exercise 505 in the class folder on Google Drive.  Please remember to submit it in writing or in your personal Latin folder in Google Drive.

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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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