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The day before the kalends of March

To-day we emphasised the first two steps of the process of reading a Latin sentence: finding and making sense of the verbs.  In the second half, we took a look at what etchings are and began to plan mock-etchings to illustrate our fables.

pensum: Finish the rough draught of the illustration (‘etching’) for your fable.

Ernest Griset’s etching for “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” (1874).
Ernest Griset’s etching for “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” (1874).

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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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