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kalends of November

We had the first meeting of our Grex Latīnus (Latin Club) to-day!  We are trying out the book Latin via Ovid, and we decided that we liked it well enough to try it at least one more time.  You can find the chapter in the folder on Google Drive that I have shared with you.

This writing is from a mediæval copy of The Metamorphoses, a long poem composed by the Ancient Roman poet Ovid.
This writing is from a mediæval copy of The Metamorphoses, a long poem composed by the Ancient Roman poet Ovid.  Latin via Ovid is based on Ovid’s work.

 

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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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