Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

Four days before the ides of November

Today we started out, in honour of Remembrance Day, listening to I vow to thee, my country.

We then looked a little more at nouns, which are proving a little tricky (since they almost double the complexity of the sentence!).  If you have not already done so, your homework is to complete exercise 504 nos. 1-9.

There are now two documents in the grammar folder on Google Drive to help you: 204 has the table of endings for nouns, and 205 gives a step-by-step explanation of how to read a Latin sentence.  205 also includes all the grammatical tables that we have seen so far, which I think will prove useful.


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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