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 “Latin killed the Ancient Romans, and now it’s killing me too” 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 … 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!)