Archives for: April 2008, 03

04/03/08

Permalink 01:44:05 pm, by Chris Jones Email , 500 words, 2626 views   English (US)
Categories: Lost in Translation, Vocabulary and Grammar, Education

Putting up with prepositions

Like all four-year-olds, my son makes quite a few grammatical mistakes in his spoken English. One of these that caught my ear the other day involves the use of a preposition with a verb, and illustrated for me something about the Latin relation between prepositions and adverbs.

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Permalink 01:23:38 pm, by Chris Jones Email , 650 words, 631 views   English (US)
Categories: Roman Culture

Augustus and Later Historians

The Roman History Books blog has some lengthy excerpts from Tacitus and Edward Gibbon related to the imperial plan of Augustus, all posted to generate discussion. While I agree that any description of Augustus’ rule as a “disguised republicanism” would be wrong, I’m not sure the villainous tone used by Syme and Gibbon is altogether justified.

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