Thursday, November 03, 2016

October Answer for Roman Calendar

If you have not already done so, check the inside back cover of our 2016–2017 Roman Calendar for a reproducible worksheet that asks students to engage with the derivative-oriented artwork included in the calendar.

For those completing the worksheet, here is October's image, question, and answer.

Nūlla terra exsilium est sed altera patria. This line is expressed in Dē remediīs fortuītōrum, sometimes attributed to Seneca. What English words derive from this line?

The adjective nūlla, meaning "none," has given such words as "nullify" to the English language. The first declension noun terra, meaning "land," has provided "terrain" and "subterranean." The neuter noun for "exile,"exsilium, yields such words as "exile.Est, the third person, present, active, singular form of the verb esse, meaning "to be," has given English the word "essence." The adjective altera, meaning "the other (of two)" has given such words as "alterable" and "altruistic." The first declension noun patria, meaning "fatherland," yields such words as "expatriate" and "repatriation."

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Think your students know the answer to the November question on the worksheet? Tweet @BCPublishers the answer by November 25th for a chance to win five of our new buttons. We'll announce our answers, as well as the winner, at the beginning of December. Submit an answer for your class, or better yet, encourage students to participate individually.

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