A very fun analysis of the history of Latin and of Rome. Definitely a must-read for Latin and Rome enthusiasts.
Literally me all the time.
Apparition of Michael and the Miracle of Mount Gargano by Pacino di Buonaguida (Florence, active first half of the 14th century)
From: British Library Add. MS 35254B
The dead man before God.
A demon attempts to steal his soul, but is attacked by St Michael the Archangel. 15th c. The Book of Rohan Hours.
The whole blue background part is made up of angels too. That’s neat.
it’s the 8th month
I cracked the code
October is the 10th month though
It was originally the 8th month but then Julius ——ing Caesar decided to add in July and August after himself and his nephew Augustus
we should totally just stab caesar
imagine what year we’d be in if July and August weren’t added in
So I had a thought today. I became upset when I realized the WOMENS and MENS rooms signs for our bathrooms are written as such, without apostrophes. My inner grammar cop snubbed her nose. But if you really think about it, the reason we use apostrophes in possessive words is to replace the omitted “e” from the genitive suffix “-es” because somewhere along the line the “e” became silent and we stopped pronouncing it as a separate syllable. The apostrophe helps distinguish the possessive noun from the plural form in writing (e.g. “dog’s” versus “dogs”) though it’s usually not too hard to tell from context. Anyway, “women” is already plural, so the apostrophe in possessive “women’s” really serves no purpose. Yeah, it’s showing the “e” was omitted but that’s just the common pronunciation at this point, and I’d be willing to bet a lot of people don’t know why there even is an apostrophe. But there’s no need to distinguish plural/possessive in writing because the plural doesn’t have an “s”.