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The not-so-magical Latin origins of 'Harry Potter' spells

The not-so-magical Latin origins of 'Harry Potter' spells | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
By taking away the magic and whimsy of Harry's world, we can look at each spell from a strictly etymological stand point. Hermione would definitely approve.
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Google Acquires Quest Visual to Incorporate Word Lens

Google Acquires Quest Visual to Incorporate Word Lens | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
Google today announced it is acquiring Quest Visual, the startup best known for its augmented reality app Word Lens Translator. Available for Android, iOS,

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Google Adquiere Búsqueda Visual

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Why Did Byzantine Coins Become Cup-Shaped? - CoinWeek

Why Did Byzantine Coins Become Cup-Shaped? - CoinWeek | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
Why Did Byzantine Coins Become Cup-Shaped?
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In the West, as long as Latin was the language of commerce, these coins were called solidi.
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PowToon gives a 500,000 account donation to education

PowToon gives a 500,000 account donation to education | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
Online cartoon presentation firm donates 500,000 educational tools in an effort to engage students and assist educators.
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Resurrexit vere

Resurrexit vere | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
WHEN Pope Benedict XVI resigned in February he used Latin, giving a scoop to Giovanna Chirri, the only journalist present who understood his words. That was a timely...
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More Latina Vivit! 

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The Effect Of Latin On The English Language: Part 2 | The Lingua File

Yesterday we looked at how the Romans invaded the British Isles, yet despite Latin being the lingua franca used across the Roman Empire, the language never seemed to catch on in the British Isles. This is, of course, due to ...
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How my training in Classics helps my work as a journalist | Classical Association Blog

How my training in Classics helps my work as a journalist | Classical Association Blog | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
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Classics helped this journalist.

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10 Interesting facts about Greece and the Greek language : Odysen ...

10 Interesting facts about Greece and the Greek language : Odysen ... | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
The Greek language has written history going back to 1400 BC and is currently spoken by over 13 million people. Besides Greece, the Greek language is also spoken by different communities in Cyprus, Albania, Bulgaria, ...
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Besides the pope, who speaks Latin today? - The Boston Globe

Besides the pope, who speaks Latin today? - The Boston Globe | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
Who speaks Latin besides the pope? Ben Zimmer’s visit to a living Latin conference uncovers scholars, teachers, journalists, religious figures, and even young students who are keeping an ancient tongue alive.

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Latin Makes an Appearance on Finnish Radio. News at VI. - New York Times

Latin Makes an Appearance on Finnish Radio. News at VI. - New York Times | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
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Nobody knows exactly how many listeners the Latin program reaches. “Tens of thousands is my wild guess,” said Sami Koivisto, a reporter in the station's news department.
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Grace: Dead or alive, Latin is still a wanted language - Omaha World-Herald

Grace: Dead or alive, Latin is still a wanted language - Omaha World-Herald | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
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Deep in enemy territory, the Goddess of War leads me down the ancient hallway of the school where she has reigned for 42 years.
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AWAKENING FOR ALL: The Celestial Origin of the Greek Language.

AWAKENING FOR ALL: The Celestial Origin of the Greek Language. | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
AWAKENING FOR ALL: The Celestial Origin of the Greek Language. http://t.co/W2uw4lBXcR
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Teens Trading Texts for Togas - Wheeling Intelligencer

Teens Trading Texts for Togas - Wheeling Intelligencer | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
Teens Trading Texts for Togas Wheeling Intelligencer Parallel to that lighthearted means of expression, Villa-Sella emphasized the importance of keeping the Latin language alive as it improves students' ability to master communication of English,...
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Resurrexit vere

Resurrexit vere | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
WHEN Pope Benedict XVI resigned in February he used Latin, giving a scoop to Giovanna Chirri, the only journalist present who understood his words. That was a timely... (RT @pierrebri: Coolissimum: Resurrexit vere.
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Accurate Greek : Learning Greek - Textkit

I wonder whether the same wouldn't be true in ancient Greek or classical Latin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY9cp7r2CZc. And here's a clip with a number of people speaking Hungarian, another language with ...
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Watch "Friendship in the Age of Facebook: Rory Varrato at TEDxGrandviewAve" Video at TEDxTalks

Rory Varrato, originally from western Pennsylvania, currently attends Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude from Barrett, the Honors College...
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Nice references to ancient philosphers in a talk about digital citizenship!  I will use this for discussion with my students.

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Who speaks Latin these days?

Who speaks Latin these days? | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
The reporter who broke the Pope's resignation got the scoop because she understood Latin. Who speaks it these days?

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Tres Linguae Sacrae: Three Sacred Languages--Hebrew, Greek, and Latin - Living Faith - Home & Family - Catholic Online

Tres Linguae Sacrae: Three Sacred Languages--Hebrew, Greek, and Latin - Living Faith - Home & Family - Catholic Online | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
Find Home & Family news on family activities, marriage, weddings, kids, teens, faith, parenting, home and food.

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Role-playing game brings new life to a 'dead' language

Role-playing game brings new life to a 'dead' language | Promoting or Teaching Latin or Greek | Scoop.it
In one Latin class, students learn Latin playing heroes from Graeco-Roman myth — bringing a ‘dead’ language to life through a role-playing game. The application of game theory in the classroom can be used to teach any foreign language.

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Each student plays a hero from Graeco-Roman myth with a backstory, personality and actions determined largely by the student. Over the semester-long journey the players face obstacles, challenges and opportunities both independently and as a group.

And they learn to write Latin.