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.

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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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