Upper Fourth Latin



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Prophecies & Portents Text

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Romans and the supernatural 

A Classicist researches ancient ghosts here.

Spooky Rome here.

Detailed articles on Roman beliefs about haunting.

Pompeii: portents of disaster

Omens and superstitions

Roman divination.

More on omens.


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Creating your own 'short question' on the Verse Text.

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Prophecies and Portents

Listen to Horace Odes 1.34

Seamus Heaney's version of Horace

Translating Horace

Explore religious sites in the Roman forum: interactive map.

The career of Julius Caesar.