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    Helpful Latin Links
    Online dictionary to help with translation:
     
    Back-up link (for only first few stages of each book):
     *Nota Bene: If you are having trouble accessing the publisher's website, you can Google "Cambridge Latin Course."
     
    AWESOME Vocabulary Translator:
    Type in the word, press "enter," and move the mouse over it for possible definitions.
    *Multas gratias to Dean Anderson (class of 2011) for finding this!!!
     
    Hear epic poems in Latin:
     
    Talk with other amatores linguae Latinae in a forum!
     
    PRACTICE declining nouns (oooh, this is a good one!):
     
    A site containing links to other great Latin resources:
     
    Another link containing awesome links to texts, culture, etc.:
    (Check out the page listing KINDLE Latin books, very cool!)
     
    Add a Roman calendar to your Google account!
    Click on the bottom right corner of the calendar which says,
    "+ Google Calendar"
     
     

     

     

     
     
    Latin Moments!
    Kaitlin H. saw this lizard at the zoo:
     
    Caecilian Lizard
     
    Not only does it have the name "Caecilius" but its
    description uses a derivative ("habitat")!
    I wonder if it has a wife named Metella? :)
     
    Isaiah R. recognized the word "umbra" in a novel and was able to translate it into "shade" or "ghost."  Optime!!!
    Christian M. found these lines in "The Lost Hero" by Rick Riordan:
     
    "ut cum spiritu postrema sacramentum dejuremus, et hostes ornamenta addent ad ianuam necem."  For a translation, check out the book (or ask Christian! :)
    Erica D. cleverly remembered these lines from "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe:
     
    "nemo me impune lacessit."  OR "No one injures me with impunity!"
    Ben R. also quite cleverly recalled these lines from "The Cask of Amontillado" by Poe:
     
    "In pace requiescat."  OR "May he rest in peace."
    Where might YOU have seen a shortened form of this...like R.I.P.?
    Leslie G. recognized in her Chemistry class that "per se" is a Latin phrase which means literally "through him/her/it." 
     
    Check out this article delineating its possible uses: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/per_se
    Holland C. translated a popular English saying into Latin, while preserving the original sense of the double negative:
     
    "Non habes nullum micem pancacis!!!"  OR "You ain't got no pancake mix!!!!"
    John C. noticed this phrase on the dollar bill:  "annuit coeptis"
    which means literally "He favors things having been begun," or more simply, "He favors our beginnings."
     
    *Latin is hidden all over our coinage...can you find the US motto?
    Kaitlin H. had a Latin EXPERIENCE while playing "Nancy Drew and the Curse of Blackmoor Manor," which has TONS of Latin in it!
    Luis R. heard and recognized the phrase "orbis unum" in a movie- Bene!
    Diana M. saw a Superbowl ad for "Terra Nova," or "New Land," a new show on FOX in the fall.
    Paul T. noticed that in the TV show "Stargate SG-1," they referred to Latin as an "alien language" and did not know how to pronounce "ego."  Eheu!~
    Keegan R. heard several Latin words on the CW show "Supernatural."  One was "anima," or spirit
    The name of the show is itself an English derivative, from "super" & "natura," which combined means literally : BEYOND NATURE :O
    Taylor W. told the class about "Umbreon," a Poke'mon character who is a dark-type Poke'mon. What word is that derived from??