Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Lege Latine, girls!*

Sea-Horse Mosaic in the Roman baths in Bath, England

My fellow former Latin Scholars, it is time to put on your thinking caps or togas and make Mrs. Young proud. I saw this mosaic in the Roman baths last weekend. Was it or was it not pictured in or on the cover of Jenny, our beloved Latin textbook? I am certain I have seen it before.

*Polyhymnia, who easily outclasses us all with her knowledge of Latin and all things Roman, tells me that strictly speaking "Latine" is actually medieval Latin, since the Romans didn't actually call their own language Latin. Take that, Jenny!

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