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Links for the Week of 23 December

After this post, we’ll be taking a break until after the start of the New Year.
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@ProfChristensen has started a tumblr showing Latin found in the wild: http://realworldlatin.tumblr.com (via @ProfChristensen)
A timeline of Roman emperors and other major figures with images from coins and brief biographies: http://finds.org.uk/romancoins/emperors/timeline (Check out the changing profile of Nero!) (via @portableant)
Gregory Nagy’s course on the Ancient Greek Hero available online: http://kleos.chs.harvard.edu/?p=985 (via @HellenicStudies)


Thursday Resource: FreeRice.com

Online game to end hunger
Free Rice is a review game online. It presents a word and then gives four possible definitions. In the past, I’ve used the English version as a bellringer activity, letting the kids play as they come in and letting classes compete against each other. It helps with derivatives.
For each correct answer, ten grains of rice are donated “through the World Food Programme.”
I just found out from @quinnkl that Latin vocabulary has been refined and expanded. Watch out, though, since the principal parts of verbs are in a nonstandard order.