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The first seven lines of Vergil’s Aeneid, arguably one of the greatest works of Latin literature, declares itself to be a tale of a refugee from the famous city of Troy who brought his old gods to Italy and eventually founded the race of people who would lead to the Romans of Augustus’ time. This video covers the Latin and major themes from these first seven lines.
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The accent in classical Latin is easy to learn once you have mastered the art of syllables. This video not only covers where to put your stress in the word, but also dives deep into the heavy and light bits of syllables.
There's more to Latin pronunciation than just knowing how consonants, vowels, and diphthongs sound. This video shows you how to identify and say syllables correctly, and this topic will soon be extended in a second video on accent. This also has an impact in poetry and how to determine the longs and short of a poetic line.
Vespasian's last words reflect the idea of both emperor worship and the act of making emperors gods after their death. But is there also a sly comment on the famous last words of his predecessor Claudius?
The future passive participle, also known as the gerundive, is used in the passive periphrastic in order to express obligation or necessity, and also in gerundive phrases.
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Julius Caesar is perhaps the most famous pontifex maximus in the history of Rome, although the emperors starting with Augustus also held the position. This title derives its name from the Latin words pons and facere. Literally, the pontifex built both actual bridges in Rome and metaphorical bridges between mankind and the gods.
The future active participle puts the U R in future. You will also find that this participle is used in the active periphrastic, a substitute for the future tense and also used in many situations where the future cannot happen.
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A mappa is a piece of linen used at dinner parties and chariot races alike. In the middle ages, maps were written on linen, hence the modern English derivative of this word.
The Latin prepositional phrase consists of a preposition and a noun object in the correct case. This video covers the basics with prepositions and their phrases, including those prepositions that take the accusative, those that take the ablative, and those that take both.
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