62 terms

Stage 22

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adeptus, adepta, adeptum
having received, having obtained
amor, amoris, m.
love
aureus, aurea, aureum
golden, made of gold
avide
eagerly
caelum, caeli, n.
sky
decipio, decipere, decepi, deceptus
deceive, trick
dirus, dira, dirum
dreadful, awful
dissentio, dissentire, dissensi
disagree
eligo, eligere, elegi, electus
choose
exitium, exitii, n.
ruin, destruction
fundo, fundere, fudi, fusus
pour
hostis, hostis, m.
enemy
iacto, iactare, iactavi, iactatus
throw
incipio, incipere, incepi, inceptus
begin
ingressus, ingressa, ingressum
having entered
inicio, inicere, inieci, iniectus
throw in
lacrima, lacrimae, f.
tear
minimus, minima, minimum
very little, least
molestus, molesta, molestum
troublesome
moneo, monere, monui, monitus
warn, advise
parco, parcere, peperci (+DAT)
spare
precatus, precata, precatum
having prayed (to)
prudentia, prudentiae, f.
prudence, good sense
quantus, quanta, quantum
how big
quo modo?
how?
tardus, tarda, tardum
late
tutus, tuta, tutum
safe
verbum, verbi, n.
word
virtus, virtutis, f.
courage
vito, vitare, vitavi, vitatus
avoid
What have been recovered from the spring at where?
Thousands of offerings, Aquae Sulis
What do these findings indicate about people?
That the people were anxious to use the powers of the gods for unpleasant purposes
What did they believe it was possible to do?
dedicate an enemy to the gods of the Underworld
What do archaeologists sometimes find when Roman religious sites are excavated?
Small sheets of lead or pewter inscribed with curses
What are the tablets with curses known as??
Defixiones or curse tablets
What do these curses call for?
punishment of an enemy
How many curses have been found?
300+
Where have the curses been found?
Britain
What kind of formula was followed for putting a curse on someone?
general
What was written?
name and details of crime
What happened after the writing?
dedicated to god
If the name of the offender was unknown, what would be written?
list of suspects
What happened to the tablet after everything?
fastened to tomb or thrown in well or spring
How many curse tablets were found in the spring at Aquae Sulis?
90
How were many curses written?
backwards
Why were they written like this?
mystery of process
What words were added?
magical meaningless words bescu
Who was Charon?
ferryman of underworld
How did the Romans see their gods?
allies in lifes struggles
present
-ing
Imperfect
"ba" was -ing
Perfect
erunt -ed
pluperfect
era had-ed
imperative
/re, -te
Present active
ns/nt; -ing
perfect passive
-ed
perfect active
having -ed
locutus
having spoken
ingressus
having entered
precatus
having prayed
adeptus
having obtained
conspicatus
having caught sight of