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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
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!
The Romans had many different ways to find out the future. Perhaps the most disgusting involved looking at the entrails, or guts (like the liver), of a sacrificial animal. This was the job of the haruspex, and this practice came to the Romans via the Etruscans, even if the practice itself was widespread throughout the Mediterranean and Near East.
Urine was a very precious commodity for the ancient Romans. So precious, in fact, that several emperors, including Nero and Vespasian, placed a tax on urine. In this video, you will learn about the legacy of one of these emperors, who gave his name to public urinals in some parts of the modern world.
The last few rules have been discussing indirect statements, and this video covers how questions are relayed in indirect speech. Unlike indirect statements which use an infinitive, indirect questions use a verb in the subjunctive mood, even when operating in extended indirect speech. But if the question is rhetorical and no real answer is expected? Then we use the standard accusative plus infinitive construction.
91 rules of grammar subjunctive mood
This video comes right on the heels of learning about relations of place with prepositions. Names of cities, towns, and small islands (along with a few special words like domus and rūs), show location with the old locative case. This video discusses not just how we form the locative case, but also how we treat location, motion to and from with these special nouns.
91 rules of grammar cases nouns
Sunt trēs modī adiectīvōrum. In hōc, dēscrībō hōs adiectīvōs: alta, altior, et altissima. Spero te frui hoc! (There are three types of adjectives. In this, I describe these adjectives: alta, high, altior, higher, and altissima, highest. I hope you enjoy this!) Note: this video uses the classical pronunciation of Latin, as best as I can make it. Please refrain from criticisms about pronunciation in the comments section! Gratias maximas! Images used in this video: bird flying by Icons Producer from the Noun Project river by sarah from the Noun Project
Similar to the previous rule with ūtor and the other PUFF-V deponents, the words opus and ūsus, when they signify need, take the ablative case. This is technically the ablative of means, and has a variety of different variations, including substantive perfect participles and the ablative supine.
91 rules of grammar cases nouns
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.
What's new on this channel for this year? More videos, more updates at hexameter.co and aeneid.co. And, at least for this video, a talking Colosseum.