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Kalends of December

To-day we continued our work on the model.  Some of you need to use your class time more effectively, but on the whole you are doing very well.

Your homework is to do any preparatory work over the week-end (like making figurines to go onto your model) and to bring your supplies on Tuesday.  Remember that the final presentation is Tuesday 13 December (a week and a half from to-day).


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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