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Considering the number of times that Roman senators made fun of people with provincial accents (Hadrian is a good example), you could probably argue that whatever was spoken in Rome was what was closest to being considered the "standard" or "correct" way to pronounce Latin. On the topic of pronunciation, you might find this post on how it is that we know how ...


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In general, if you're going for authentic Roman numerals, you'd have to convert the decimal portion into one of the fractions that a Roman would use – or a sum of those fractions. Obviously, this is somewhat more straightforward for something like '1.5 hours' (for which there's also the single word sesquihora) than for '12.34' – though, for most people's ...


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The fascinus was the embodiment of the divine phallus (yourself does ask the good ones). Also, a deity, Fascinus; further, phallus effigies, amulets and spells used to invoke the deity's divine protection. Pliny called it "medicus invidiae"--a doctor or remedy for "invidia" = "envy"; "a looking upon"--associated with the evil eye (from "invidere" = "to look ...


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