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Archaeologists discover Roman 'free choice' cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome

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ROME (AFP).- Archaeologists in Italy have uncovered a cemetery in the 2,700-year-old ancient port of Rome where they believe the variety of tombs found reflects the bustling town’s multi-cultural nature.

Ostia “was a town that was always very open, very dynamic,”…

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interretialia:


Linguae Latinae Tabula Fluendi

Latin Flowchart
(Fons!)

interretialia:

Linguae Latinae Tabula Fluendi

Latin Flowchart

(Fons!)

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codaleia:

Here comes Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, War and Strategy !
Drawing for Sketch_dailies
http://coda-leia.deviantart.com/art/SD-Athena-468943423

codaleia:

Here comes Athena, Goddess of Wisdom, War and Strategy !

Drawing for Sketch_dailies

http://coda-leia.deviantart.com/art/SD-Athena-468943423

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aherooftheirtime:

thoodleoo:

i think the answer to that is “Nobody,” but you’ll have to take it up with him.

τίνα δεῖ καθεύδειν, ᾧ ἐστίν τὰ ἀρχαία?
μὰ τὸν κύνα, οὐδένα! 

aherooftheirtime:

thoodleoo:

i think the answer to that is “Nobody,” but you’ll have to take it up with him.

τίνα δεῖ καθεύδειν, ᾧ ἐστίν τὰ ἀρχαία?

μὰ τὸν κύνα, οὐδένα! 

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get-thee-to-a-shrubbery:

interretialia:

claudiapriscus:

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o-eheu:

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abbyischarming:

siyofueracomotu:

skowsky:

catie-does-things:

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sineala:

wagnetic:

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plinycapybara:

interretialia:






Tabula Geographica: Civitates Foederatae Americae





Map: United States of America
(Fons Imaginis.)

Even in Latin, Ohium/Ohio still sucks. 

Ohayō would be better!

California. It’s just California. New York gets to be Novum Eboracum and we stay exactly the same.

Well, California’s already a good first declension noun and you don’t need to respell anything to make it look like Latin. Plus York has a Roman name, thank you, actual Romans.
I like to imagine the Latin renaming of Massachusetts there involved a lot of horrified staring before someone said, “Fuck it, let’s just fix the spelling and make it first declension.”
But man, if I’d been Latinizing the state names there’d be no way we’d have gotten out of there without South Dakota as Dacota Citerior. Hither Dakota! And then you can have Further Dakota for North Dakota! Come on! Who’s with me? (I don’t think it works quite as well for the Carolinas because they’re not against a border in the same way, plus you might have to reverse the names if you’re going by distance from DC. I’m thinking too much about this, aren’t I?)

What you mentioned there about the Carolinas seems to be a good argument against the Hither-Further nomenclature. Once Carolina Meridionalis and Carolina Septentrionalis and Virginia Occidentalis received their names, the cardinal-direction nomenclature would then become productive for names of States. Even if the States had not been given cardinal-direction-relevant names and the productivity had not arisen, there still would have been the issue of whether Territorium Dacotanum (Dakota Territory) and the areas around the Alpes—i.e. a large political division split into two parts versus two originally discrete areas named in relation to a notable collection of geographical features—would have been thought of as comparable. Perhaps the namers would have been more inclined to use the names Oahea Citerior and Oahea Ulterior. ☺

Harvard University claims to be located in republica Massachusettensium.

Alabama, yes has a certain ring to it

"Havaii" is actually how the Hawaiians I know pronounce it, instead of "HaWaii". Also HAIL TEXIA

ALL HAIL TEXIA

Ave Texia!

Texianus sum! Ave Texia!
-Beniaminus

Vere? Bene!

I don’t like nivata, it’s too close to the “wrong” pronunciation. How about nivalis, for the straight up Latin equivalent of nevada ?

But Nivata is the straight up Latin equivalent of Nevada! ☺
Also: The a in nivalis and the first a in nivata are the Latin long a (“aah”), so that “wrong pronunciation” comment can be applied to both.

Okay I don’t care if you aren’t in the Latin fandom, I just want to point out THIS IS WHAT WE DO

get-thee-to-a-shrubbery:

interretialia:

claudiapriscus:

interretialia:

o-eheu:

interretialia:

abbyischarming:

siyofueracomotu:

skowsky:

catie-does-things:

interretialia:

sineala:

wagnetic:

interretialia:

plinycapybara:

interretialia:

Tabula Geographica: Civitates Foederatae Americae

Map: United States of America

(Fons Imaginis.)

Even in Latin, Ohium/Ohio still sucks. 

Ohayō would be better!

California. It’s just California. New York gets to be Novum Eboracum and we stay exactly the same.

Well, California’s already a good first declension noun and you don’t need to respell anything to make it look like Latin. Plus York has a Roman name, thank you, actual Romans.

I like to imagine the Latin renaming of Massachusetts there involved a lot of horrified staring before someone said, “Fuck it, let’s just fix the spelling and make it first declension.”

But man, if I’d been Latinizing the state names there’d be no way we’d have gotten out of there without South Dakota as Dacota Citerior. Hither Dakota! And then you can have Further Dakota for North Dakota! Come on! Who’s with me? (I don’t think it works quite as well for the Carolinas because they’re not against a border in the same way, plus you might have to reverse the names if you’re going by distance from DC. I’m thinking too much about this, aren’t I?)

What you mentioned there about the Carolinas seems to be a good argument against the Hither-Further nomenclature. Once Carolina Meridionalis and Carolina Septentrionalis and Virginia Occidentalis received their names, the cardinal-direction nomenclature would then become productive for names of States. Even if the States had not been given cardinal-direction-relevant names and the productivity had not arisen, there still would have been the issue of whether Territorium Dacotanum (Dakota Territory) and the areas around the Alpes—i.e. a large political division split into two parts versus two originally discrete areas named in relation to a notable collection of geographical features—would have been thought of as comparable. Perhaps the namers would have been more inclined to use the names Oahea Citerior and Oahea Ulterior.

Harvard University claims to be located in republica Massachusettensium.

Alabama, yes has a certain ring to it

"Havaii" is actually how the Hawaiians I know pronounce it, instead of "HaWaii". Also HAIL TEXIA

ALL HAIL TEXIA

Ave Texia!

Texianus sum! Ave Texia!

-Beniaminus

Vere? Bene!

I don’t like nivata, it’s too close to the “wrong” pronunciation. How about nivalis, for the straight up Latin equivalent of nevada ?

But Nivata is the straight up Latin equivalent of Nevada!

Also: The a in nivalis and the first a in nivata are the Latin long a (“aah”), so that “wrong pronunciation” comment can be applied to both.

Okay I don’t care if you aren’t in the Latin fandom, I just want to point out THIS IS WHAT WE DO

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Alexander the Great Killed by Toxic Wine?

hehasawifeyouknow:

Wine regions of Ancient Greece
marviny:

 What Did The Greek God of Wine Drink? | Wine Folly

Roman Citizenship Quiz

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The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire [300px × 285px]CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!thelandofmaps.tumblr.com

thelandofmaps:

The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire [300px × 285px]
CLICK HERE FOR MORE MAPS!
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