Episode 16: The Rise of Rome – and Latin

We look at the rise of the Roman Republic from a small Italian city-state to the dominant political and military power of the Mediterranean. The expansion of Rome also led to the expansion of Latin which emerged as a common lingua franca.  We also explore Latin words and phrases from this period which have found their way into Modern English.

Map Prepared by Louis Henwood (Click Map for Larger Image)

Map Prepared by Louis Henwood (Click Map for Larger Image)

2 thoughts on “Episode 16: The Rise of Rome – and Latin

  1. Interesting thing about adolescent. If you break up the adolescera, the ole part is where you get Oler, Huela, or Smell in Spanish. the scera is ‘to begin/become’ (think Opalesce-same suffix) and Ad being “to” So they truly hit the nail on the head with Adolescents starting to smell and Adults being the already smelling ones. Whether this is true or not, I don’t know. To Begin to smell or become smelly. totally.

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