The comic above is an excerpt from Asterix the Legionary but the text is in Latin. These are collectibles nowadays and I should have bought a few of these when I was in Rome several years ago.
A short history should suffice: I went to PAREF Southridge School for Boys and there were over 64 of us in the batch divided into two sections. We took up Latin twice a week, 40 minutes per session and it was hell. Which is why the tag â€œLatin killed the Ancient Romans, and now itâ€™s killing me tooâ€ was very prominent and engraved in our hearts in the same way that Spartans were trained to kill.
So why am I doing this? I have absolutely no friggin reason. I just felt that it would be an interesting as well as humorous exercise to brush up on some of my mediocre (mediocritas, – tatis: n; in the middle, moderation – quite a far fetched meaning from what it means today) Latin skills. Note that I do not speak Latin. I can only translate. Speaking Latin is like â€¦ trying to resurrect the Betamax. [source]
I humbly present my Latin blog www.latin.jayveefernandez.com Ad astra per aspera! (to the stars through difficulties!)