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El arco de Tito, en el foro de Roma, construido para celebrar las victorias del emperador en Judea. RON SACHS (CORDON PRESS)

El latín, ¿lengua oficial de la UE?

El éxito editorial de un profesor italiano demuestra que el idioma fundacional de la cultura europea goza de buena salud y podría resucitar como argumento identitario para un continente en horas bajas. Una de las escenas más pintorescas de Il sorpasso (Dino Risi, 1962) concierne al pasaje en que unos sacerdotes alemanes detienen el Alfa […]

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Scriptio continua

The practice of the late Latin scripts often involved writing without any breaks between the words or sentences. This writing mode is known with the definition of scriptio continua, which means ‘continuous writing’. In the previous example, which is in uncial script, we can see et nunc praeceptum hoc in the first two rows, with no […]

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The Germans: Latin influences

The first and most ancient contacts between Latins and Germans date back roughly to the period from the first to the fourth century. a. C., that is, during the time of Caesar and Augustus. They began at first as a result of trade contacts between the two peoples and then spread to many aspects of civilization. […]

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The Latin Word for “Breathe” Inspired Many English Terms

The Latin verb spirare, meaning “breathe,” is the source of a number of verbs (and other parts of speech). Here’s a summary of these words and their meanings. Aspire literally means “breathe on”; the connotation is that one breathes heavily with the exertion of aspiring to a goal. The modern sense of aspire is “try […]

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Scriptio continua

La pratica tarda della grafia latina comportava spesso la scrittura senza interruzioni tra le parole o le frasi. Tale modalità di scrittura è nota con la definizione di scriptio continua, che significa appunto ‘scrittura continua’. Nell’esempio precedente, che è in scrittura onciale, si riconosce et nunc praeceptum hoc nelle prime due righe, senza spazi tra […]

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5 Creative Ways to Quickly Learn Medical Terminology

Many medical terms have unfamiliar sounding Greek and Latin roots, often making them challenging for people to remember. As healthcare professionals, it’s not uncommon to come across medical terminology which is simply foreign to you. However, to be successful, healthcare students need to be able to read and understand all sorts of medical terms, even if they’re caught off […]

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