Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

kalends of November

To-day we started by looking again at stems and endings using some verbs with prefixes that we had not seen before.

We then talked a bit about the new project, and I gave you some time to continue brainstorming.  Your homework is to choose a culture and an artefact for your project.  (You can still change, but you need to have an initial idea.)

This statue shows a wide range of influences. Buddhism comes from India, but the statue itself is from Afghanistan. It also shows influences from Greek culture (especially in the hair), because Afghanistan was once part of the empire of Alexander the Great.
This Buddhist statue shows a wide range of influences. Buddhism comes from India, but the statue itself was made in Afghanistan. It also shows influences from Greek culture (especially in the hair), because Afghanistan was once part of the empire of Alexander the Great.

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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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