What Is "Ecce Romani"?


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“Ecce Romani” is a Latin phrase that translates into English as “Here are Romans” or “Rome.” It is also the title of a series of textbooks used in teaching Latin and a website that provides Latin to English translation exercises.

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The "Ecce Romani" textbooks are used to teach Latin to students in grades seven through 10 and present lessons in the form of vignettes of the daily life of a typical Roman family circa 80 A.D. Each lesson also provides historical data and trivia, such as food a Roman may have eaten or what subjects Romans were taught in school. "Ecce Romani" also makes 50 lessons of translation exercises available on EcceRomaniTranslations.org.

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