Saw this in my twitterfeed last night (click for a larger version):
UPDATE: the creators of this fine bit of LOLcatpublicity are: Serena Witzke and T. H. M. Gellar-Goad (who are at and/or just ph d hooded at UNC Chapel Hill)
… and the Latin Word of the Day:
… and dead guys tweeting:
ante diem v idus maias
Lemuria (day 2) — a private and public
appeasement of the dead; the Roman paterfamilias would rise at midnight to conduct a ritual involving beans and bronze
rites in honour of Mania — a Roman divinity who was considered the goddess of the dead; she was also the mother of the Lares
14 A.D. — Augustus’ last official census comes to an end
330 — Constantine renames Byzantium and makes it his capital
1988 — death of E.T. Salmon (Samnium and the Samnites)
Madeline Miller: Greek Etymology for the Week.
Disgruntled Classicist: A tattoo in another language does not make you deep..