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The English word mile comes from Latin. We think the mile is an arbitrary length that has nothing in common with a kilometer, but its decimal origins are clear when you know the etymology.
The storm arrives and destroys much of the Trojan fleet. Many of Aeneas' ships are lost, driven either into sand bars and reefs, or sucked into a devouring whirlpool. Vergil uses a lot of metrical effects to emphasize the devastating nature of this storm.
Adverbs in Latin and English do more than just modify verbs (although that is where you will see them mostly). An adverb can also modify adjectives and even other adverbs. I'll show you how in this video.
91 rules of grammar adjectives verbs
The genitive of possession is not used with personal pronouns. That is, you would never describe something like this, "the house of me" (domus meī). Instead to show possession, we use the possessive adjective. So "my house" (domus mea).
91 rules of grammar adjectives nouns
Juno has aroused another storm and Dido and Aeneas, who are out on their hunt, find themselves in the same cave. Juno serves as bridesmaid to this primal wedding, with Earth and Sky witnesses and nymphs singing the wedding hymn. Check out http://www.aeneid.co for more videos and help on reading the Aeneid!
Just a week ago, I released a tool that helps you focus on core Latin vocabulary, the most common words that show up in Latin. I'm happy to announce a update to the tool that gives a user rating (a time independent measure), item analysis, and correct answers. Enjoy!
Juno visit Aeolus, the ruler of the winds and king of a floating island in the Mediterranean. Her goal: to drive Aeneas far away from Italy and his fate. If only she could.
Hannibal always remained an enemy of the Roman people, even after his defeat at Zama by Scipio Africanus. But when he offered his help to Antiochus III in Syria, he also brought with him his sly wit.
The third rule of Latin grammar is that some adjectives describe just part of their noun. These adjectives are primarily superlatives, like summus or ultimus, but also include medius, ceterus, and reliquus. It's best to translate them with "of" or "part of".
91 rules of grammar adjectives
The first simile in the Aeneid compares Neptune as he quells the seas to an orator calming an angry mob. This simile is very important in establishing the struggle between rage, furor, and piety, pietas. For more on Vergil's Aeneid, check out http://www.aeneid.co