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Year Rome was founded

756 bc

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Name of roman historian

Livy

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Brothers of Rome

Romulus and Remus

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Father of Rome

Aeneas

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Who came before the Romans?

Etruscans

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Story of Romulus and Remus pre-Rome

Vestal virgin gave birth to them and named mars as their father. They were exposed and left to drown in the Tiber river. A she-wolf took care of them until a shepherd found them and took them to his wife Larentia, called a Lupa.

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Story of Romulus and Remus after upbringing

They wanted to start a city, but argued over name/ruler. They decided by means of augury. Remus stood on Aventine hill, and six vultures came first. Romulus stood on Palatine and twelve vultures came second.

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Story of Remus's death

Romulus and Remus continued to fight, and Remus was killed. OR Remus jumped over Romulus's stone walls and was killed by Romulus.

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Story of Aeneas

After the Greeks took over Troy, Aeneas fled with his father, son, and wife. His wife died on the way. The gods told Aeneas to found a new Troy, which was Rome. His story is written in the Aeniad.

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Seven hills of Rome

Esquiline, Palatine, Aventine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Caelian

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Languages from Latin

Spanish, French, Portuguese, Romanian, Italian, English

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Quid agitis, hodiē?

How are you all today?

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Quid agis, hodiē?

How are you today?

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Optimē

Excellent

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Pessimē

Very bad

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Benē

Good

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Malē

Bad

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Fessus/fessa

Tired (male) tired (female)

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Non malē

Not bad

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Sum

I am

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Mihi namen est...

My name is...

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Quid est tibi namen?

What is your name?

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Diphthongs

Ae:eye
Au:fOUl
Ei:rEIn
Eu:ee-oo
Oe:oy
Ui:tWIn

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Letters missing from the Roman alphabet

J, k, w, y

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B+s sound

P

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Pronunciation of c

K, like cat

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Pronunciation of g

Hard g, like get

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H

Hat

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I sound

Used as a J/before a vowel:y sound

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Q+u sound

Qw

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s sound

Hard s, not z

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V sound

W

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Ch

Seperate, kuh huh

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Ph sound

Seperate, puh huh

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Th sound

Tuh huh

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Gu sound

Gw

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Inflection

Read and translated by the endings. Nouns change depending on subject/direct object