latin iii


|| Latin and the Raven Cycle ||

ostendes tuum et ostendam meus : I’ll show you mine if you show me yours

excelsior: ever upward 

arbores loqui latine: the trees speak Latin

rex corvus parate regis corvi: make way for the raven king

non mortem somni fratrem: not death, but his brother, sleep

forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit: and perhaps it will be pleasing to have remembered these things one day

  • Gansey: Hey Blue! Nice of you to come!
  • Ronan: We're all hanging out in the tree house down by the lake, come along!
  • Blue: Can't.
  • Adam: Why not?
  • Blue: Can't go in treehouses.
  • Ronan: [repeating] Why not?
  • Blue: Because building a tree house is the biggest insult to a tree.
  • Gansey: How so?
  • Blue: It's like: “Hey, I killed your friend. Here, hold him for me!”

hi everyone! my name is Olivia, and I’ll be starting high school in the fall. I’ve decided to create this studyblr to help motivate me and keep track of my studies throughout the year! I’ll be taking art, chemistry, english, geometry, history, and latin III.

I’ve been lurking in the community for a while, and these studyblrs really helped inspire me to create my own!













Ok ok so
In Latin, “cum” means “with”

Imagine how much shit this gets Ronan and Adam out of….

Adam, half whispered beside Ronan: “Your cum…me…”
Gansey, walking across the room: “What was that Adam?”
Ronan, ears a dusty pink: “He said he’s with me. All day. Like spending the day.”


Ronan, much too loudly from his bredroom in The Barns: “I’m cum-”
Gansey, from halfway up the stairs: “Did you say something Ronan?”
Ronan, in a slightly gasping tone: “I just said I’m with Adam, in case you were looking for him!”
Adam: *biting Ronan’s thigh softly to stop himself from laughing*


Adam, a few moments later as he walks out of the bathroom into the bedroom: “Ronan you got cum-”
Gansey, from just inside the bedroom since he went in just as Adam went in the bathroom, giving Ronan a heart attack as he rushed to fasten his jeans as the door opened: “What did you just say?”
Ronan, a little too loudly: “He uhm… I’ve got to go back to St. Agnes with him later.”
Gansey: “Oh… why do you two keep saying ‘cum’ lately?”
Ronan: “…” *I don’t lie I don’t lie I do-…*
Adam: “We’re just practicing our Latin. Gotta keep it fresh, Gansey, since you never know when it’ll come in handy.”
Gansey, oblivious to how flushed and wrecked both his friends are: “Oh of course.”


My shoes inspired by the raven cycle.

“Blue tried not to look at Gansey’s boat shoes; she felt better about him as a person if she pretended he wasn’t wearing them.” -“The Raven King” Maggie Stiefvater

Hello Studyblr! 

My name is Avery and I’ve had this blog for quite some time now, but I am so excited to finally start using it to make my own posts. I am really looking forward to all of the motivation and support this community has to offer, but first some things about me.

  • I am 16 and a rising Junior in high school
  • I’m from the Northeast, USA
  • I’m obsessed with science
  • I love love love reading
  • I’m *attempting* to self-learn German
  • I’m super fascinated by astronomy (RIP me because there aren’t any courses at my school)
  • This year I will be taking AP Environmental Science, AP Gov, AP Lit, Chemistry, Latin III, and Economics (Feel free to ask me about any and all of these courses)
  • My handwriting is sub-par, so I’ll probably spare you from looking at my notes
  • I’ll be taking the SAT this year, so that’ll be fun [cries internally]

Some Studyblrs that have inspired me are:

@rhubarbstudies , @studypride@studyign , @studyign , @elkstudies , @gradespiration, @studyingboba, @cmstudy, and many, many more…

Have a great day!


When his best friend tried to shove a piece of paper right under his nose, Harry was quick to bat it away. 

“Lou please, I’m trying to work, I was really getting somewhere with this one tricky sentence,“ Harry groaned, not lifting his glance from the various sheets piled in front of him. His small desk space was littered all over with books, pencils, and even more books, most of them battered and their pages yellowed by their sheer age. 

“There’s a reason I like working in the library, you know?“ Harry sighed. “It’s nice not having Peppermint constantly step on whatever it is I’m working on and demanding attention every second.“

Harry finally looked up at his best friend, and found that there were indeed some similarities between his cat and Louis. He was giving Harry the exact same glance Lucy liked to fixate him with when Harry denied her access to his desk. 

Apart from that, Louis was equally irresistible. “What do you want?“ Harry asked, marking the spot where he left off translating with his finger. 

“Look!“ Louis proclaimed excitedly and way too loud for any common library, and once again held a piece of paper right into Harry’s face. Their library, however, was luckily far from common and on top of that, Harry and Louis were - as usual - hidden away in the dimmest corner. Harry took the sheet into his own hand and waited for Louis to enlighten him further about what exactly he was looking at. 

“I just looked up that one commentary, you know, the one Payne wants us to read for Latin Literature III, about Juvenal?“

Harry nodded, urging Louis to continue. Meanwhile, he inspected the paper and the scribblings on it further. 

“Yeah, and this fell out!“ Louis finished the story excitedly. 

“So why don’t you put it back in and read the damn commentary? You could bring it over when you’re done, I need to look some things up as well, for example-“ Harry said, giving the sheet back to Louis. 

Louis didn’t let him finish his sentence. “But Harry, no, honestly, you haven’t even taken a proper look at it! It’s written in some sort of code,“ he said, lowering his voice as if he were telling Harry a secret. 

Harry sighed. “Louis, there are so many weird people in this library studying weird languages. Somebody must’ve forgotten their notes in this book, happens all the time. We’re probably one of the most normal people, just studying Latin. D’you remember that one guy sitting in our spot last time? The one with the fat metal chain round his neck and the satanistic-themed shirt with… what… ancient Viking runes on it or some shit? There’s so many strange people around.“

“I’ll bet you that this is no known language, it’s a code!“ Louis insisted, holding the paper back into Harry’s face. 

“You must’ve read too much The Three Investigators or Five Find-Outers or something when you were little, Louis. Let it go and just fetch the commentary, please.“

Louis sighed, but let Harry return to his translation homework. “I’m taking a photo of it, though, and I’m gonna find out what this is,“ he insisted. 

“You do that,“ Harry mumbled. 


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1. changeable in color:
    versicolor skies.

2. of various colors; parti-colored:
    a versicolor flower arrangement.

Versicolor comes from the Latin roots vers meaning “to turn” and color. It entered English in the 1620s.

“The versicolor glow of the Algeron Effect, just a few hundred thousand kilometers from the space station, angled through the viewing port and stippled the far wall.”
- David R. George III, Serpents Among the Ruins


I wanted to bring to everyone’s attention what the main gang’s names mean in Latin since a lot of people seem ignorant of this fact:

-Noctis: night
-Lucis: light
-Caelum: sky
“Light of the night sky.”

-Ignis: Fire
-Stupeo: I amaze/stun
-Scientia: knowledge
“I stun with fiery knowledge.”

-Gladiolus: A short sword
-Amicitia: friendship
“Sword of friendship.”

-Prompto: to be ready
-Argentum: silver
I guess they tried to make it mean “Quicksilver”? It’s incorrect, but A+ for effort.

And, in Rome, having three names was a sign of Roman citizenship. Ignis and Noctis have three names soooo, ya know, they’re royal and stuff (it suggests the idea that Prompto and Gladiolus are foreigners)

This was a PSA ♡

What if you slept
And what if
In your sleep
You dreamed
And what if
In your dream
You went to heaven
And there plucked a strange and beautiful flower
And what if
When you awoke
You had that flower in your hand
Ah, what then?