Tuesday, August 15, 2017

July Answer for Roman Calendar

The 2016–2017 Roman Calendar offers full-color images for each month featuring a chapter title page from Latin for the New Millennium, Levels 1 and 2, Second Edition, alongside the ever-popular sententiae. The calendar also contains information about our latest books, longtime favorites, apps, and more. Check the inside back cover for a reproducible worksheet that asks students to engage with the artwork included in the calendar.

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

Eheu . . . fugācēs lābuntur annī! The Roman poet Horace makes this expression of grief in his Odes 2.14.1. What English words derive from Horace’s Latin?

Fugācēs, from the Latin fugax, "fleeting, elusive" is related to fugiō and brings to English such words as "fugitive," "refuge," and "centrifugal." Lābuntur, from labor meaning "to slip" gives the English language words such as "relapse," "prolapse" and "elapse." Lastly annī, from annus, "year" provides us with words such as "annual," "millennium," and "superannuated."

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Think your students know the answer to the August question on the worksheet? Tweet @BCPublishers the answer by August 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 September. Submit an answer for your class, or better yet, encourage students to participate individually.

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