Posted in Latin IX, Latin VIII

Four days before the nones of February

To-day we talked about our excursion to the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) next Tuesday.

Please bring on Tuesday …

  • either:
    • a VPL card (if you have one); or
    • your NVCL card and a piece of ID
  • a snack, and
  • clothing appropriate for the weather.

In the meanwhile, your homework is to do research for and to work on your text adventure.  Make sure to keep track of all your sources and to keep notes as you work.


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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