Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

Ten days before the kalends of December

You had a work block to-day, and you are all making good progress on your artefacts.

Your homework is to continue your research and planning and to begin gathering your supplies.  Remember to document your creative process as you go, as we discussed when we look at the rubric.

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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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