Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

Kalends of December

To-day we began with a brief questionnaire to give me some feedback about how the course was perceived at your end.  Your responses are very useful for me as I put together my plans for the new session in January.

I then had you complete your sentences for use in the board game (Race through Rome) which we shall hopefully use next week.

Your homework is to work on your artefact over the week-end.  I have spoken to most of you, and you all seem to be in a good position to go forward.  Well done!



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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