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Some Useful and not so useful Latin phrases
- Good morning/Hello - Salve
- Goodbye - Vale
- Excuse me. I've got to see a man about a dog - Mihi ignosce. Cum homine de cane
- Where is the Forum? - Ubi forum est?
- Where are the baths? - Ubi balneae sunt ?
- My dessert/pudding is on fire! - Mensa secunda mea flagrat!
- Something's burning - Aliquid ardet
- I'll have a cup of Falernian wine please. - Da mihi sis poculum vini Falerni
- I'll have a Bloody Mary, please - Velim sumere Mariam Sanguinariam, sis
- How many? - Quot?
- You must be mad! - Vere furis
- Fat chance - Fors fortis
- See you later, alligator! - Vale, lacerte!
- What do you think I paid for this appartment? - Quanto putas mihi stare hoc
- Read my lips - Labra lege
- The buck stops here - Denarius hic sistit
- Do you come here often? - Frequentasne hunc locum?
- What a dump! - Quid gurgustium !
- Not in my backyard - Ne ponatur in mea vicinitate
Fac ut vivas
|Facts and figures|
The Roman Empire in the 2nd Century AD
- The historical site of Rome was built on the famous seven hills: the Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline , Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinial and Vimnal.
- As the capital of the Empire, Rome became the site of grandoise palaces, temples, public baths, theatres, stadiums and other public buildings.
- Rome reached it's peak in grandeur and population in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD when the population is estimated at over a million.
- In 27 B.C., the Roman Senate granted Octavian, the grand nephew of Julius Caesar, the name Augustus, meaning "the exalted." They also gave him the legal power to rule Rome's religious, civil and military affairs, with the Senate as an advisory body, effectively making him Emperor.
- The golden period of the Empire is generally viewed as the 2nd century AD when the Pax Romana, Roman peace, dominated western civilzation.
- On 4 September 476 A.D. Romulus Augustulus abdicated as Emperor. This is generally held to signify the end of the Roman Empire in Italy and the West.
- The Eastern half of the Roman Empire, with it's capital at Constantinople, came to be known as the Byzantium Empire and survived another thousand years.
An Intelligent Person's Guide to Classics
P Jones & K Sidwell
The World of Rome
Daily Life in Ancient Rome
The Roman Empire and Its Neighbours
Garrison Life at Vindolanda - A Band of Brothers
Pliny (tr) Betty Radice
The Letters of the Younger Pliny
Marcus Aurelius (tr) Maxwell Staniforth
Seneca (tr) Robin Campbell
Letters from a Stoic
Tim Cornell & John Matthews
Atlas of the Roman World
New York: Facts on File c1982