CLASSICAL LITERACY

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The Story of Lorem Ipsum: How Scrambled Text by Cicero Became the Standard for Typesetters Everywhere (from OpenCulture.com)

Latin Quotes in Movies: Listen to the clips and answer the questions!

Twenty Latin Phrases You Should Be Using (from Mental Floss)

The Roman numeral LIIII (54) from the Roman Colosseum

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1) E pluribus unum

2) an olive branch

3) Sic semper tyrannis

4) Perseverando

5) annuit coeptis

6) novus ordo seclorum

7) ex post facto

8) a face that could launch a thousand ships

9) Patior ut potiar

10) Famam extendimus factis

11) a.m./ante meridiem

12) p.m./post meridiem

13) hoi polloi

14) Don't count your chickens

15) quid pro quo

16) sub rosa

17) e.g. / exempli gratia

18) ad astra per aspera

19) per capita

20) give a sop to Cerberus

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21) p.n.g. / persona non grata

22) fortuna fortibus favet

23) Roma locuta est; causa finita est

24) Pro scientia et humanitate

25) ut ameris, amabilis esto

26) i.e. / id est

27) e=mc^2

28) the tongue is sharper than the sword (logos)

29) lex talionis

30) an Adonis

31) sine qua non

32) pax tecum / pax vobiscum

33) aurea mediocritas

34) a Pyrrhic victory

35) infra dig. / infra dignitatem

36) a nemesis

37) dressed to the nines

38) mnemonic / Mnemosyne

39) A.D. / anno Domini

40) M.O. / modus operandi

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41) in loco parentis

42) to lead by the nose

43) post mortem

44) ibid. / ibidem

45) Doric

46) to mount Pegasus

47) Ionic

48) tabula rasa

49) Corinthian

50) modus vivendi

51) ius gentium

52) a look that could turn you to stone

53) festina lente

54) canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet

55) summum bonum

56) a Cassandra

57) Q.E.D. / quod erat demonstrandum

58) Montani semper liberi

59) vice versa

60) throw the apple of discord

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61) rara avis

62) cornucopia

63) si vis pacem, para bellum

64) dulce et decorum est pro patria mori

65) carpent tua poma nepotes

66) iridescent

67) Apes non sunt solitaria natura

68) an odyssey

69) volens nolens

70) auribus teneo lupum

71) imprimatur

72) a Pandora's box

73) q.v./quod vide

74) alibi

75) J.D./Juris Doctor

76) in promptu (impromptu)

77) R.I.P./requiescat on pace

78) P.S./post scriptum

79) praemonitus praemunitus

80) ass-eared

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