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A. Fill in the blanks or answer the questions

 

1. The Romans built triumphal arches to celebrate ____________________ and ________________________.

 

2. Over the centuries people have studied Latin because of their _____________ about the ancient word.

 

3. The English language owes a great debt of _________________ to Latin.

 

4. Name 3 aspects of our culture that the ancient Romans have influenced.

 

 

 

5. “To learn another language is to gain another ___________.”

 

6. Rome  is on the ___________ River in a central district of Italy called Latium.

 

7. By the second century A.D. Rome itself was at the same time _________ and ____________.

 

8. What language did the Romans study just like we study Latin today?

 

 

9. More than _____________ percent of English vocabulary has been derived or taken intact from Latin!

 

10. In early modern Europe, Latin was the international language of all _______________ men and women.

 

11. From what did the people of the Renaissance get new confidence in themselves and new horizons to explore?

 

 

12. Practice in translating Latin will give ___________ and _______________ to your English style of writing and speaking.

 

13. “Not to know what happened before you were born is to be forever a ___________.”

 

14. Who said the quote in question #13?

 

 

15. What letters do we have that are missing from the Roman alphabet?