Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

Fifteen days before the kalends of November

We had a workblock today, so you had some time to work on your parallel lives assignment.  This is due next Tuesday 25 October.  Because we have no class until then, feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.

Your homework is to complete your parallel lives (406) and part B of exercise 503.  If you have not completed part A of that exercise, then you must do so, too.

Remember to submit all work in hard copy or online in your Latin folder.


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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